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September 20, 2017  
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  • Fibroids1: Do you think fibroids are genetic?
    Dr. Eunice Moon: There seems to be a predilection in certain families. A patient that I saw recently claims to be the oldest female in her family with an intact uterus. Her sister, her mother and grandmother all had hysterectomies and so she is holding onto her uterus. It does seem to run in families and with certain races it is certainly more common. African American women are much more likely to have fibroids, but not all African American women with fibroids have symptoms.
    Dr. Eunice Moon: There seems to be a predilection in certain families. A patient that I saw recently claims to be the oldest female in her family with an intact uterus. Her sister, her mother and grandmother all had hysterectomies and so she is holding onto her uterus. It does seem to run in families and with certain races it is certainly more common. African American women are much more likely to have fibroids, but not all African American women with fibroids have symptoms.
    Dr. Eunice Moon

    Dr. Eunice Moon


    Dr. Eunice K. Moon, M.D. has been a full time Interventional Radiologist at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation since 2000. Her areas of expertise include fibroid
    embolization and fallopian tube recannallization. She is also the mother of two young boys, ages 2.5 and 6.

    Dr. Eunice Moon

    Dr. Eunice Moon


    Dr. Eunice K. Moon, M.D. has been a full time Interventional Radiologist at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation since 2000. Her areas of expertise include fibroid
    embolization and fallopian tube recannallization. She is also the mother of two young boys, ages 2.5 and 6.

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