Interview with… Elizabeth A. Stewart

Elisabeth stewart myomas

Myomas are much more complex and varied than we give them credit for. To me it is like the 19th century concept of cancer: cancer is cancer and there is no need to understand the type. Only when you understood differences in prognosis and pathophysiology did it make sense to differentiate a thyroid cancer from a lymphoma and an ER+PR+ breast cancer from a triple negative one. I think because we’ve relied too much on hysterectomy, we consider all fibroids the same. I think in the next decade we will understand better the molecular subtypes of myomas and our current way of making decisions will seem pretty primitive.

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