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Medicine: Hysterectomies #736022

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 22, 2003
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Report introduced.

(No location given: Tim Johnson) New study findings on hysterectomies for women with fibroids examined; details given about alternative treatments. [Bryn Mawr Hospital medical director Dr. Michael GLASSNER††- says almost all fibroids can be handled without a hysterectomy.] [Dr. Herbert GOLDFARB††- says hysterectomies are overdone because the surgery pays doctors well.]

(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Further coverage on "20/20" noted.

Note: Local weather bulletin on screen.

Vargas, Elizabeth;
Johnson, Tim

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