This video from MDedge shares some of the research priorities for women living with endometriosis. Dr. Andrew Horne from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland explains that his research team reached out to women suffering from the condition to find out what areas they most wanted researchers to work on.
Along with better treatments, understanding the cause of the condition, and ultimately, finding a cure for endometriosis, women want a non-invasive diagnostic test that can save them years of misdiagnosis and unnecessary pain. They also want researchers to find a treatment approach that helps them manage both the emotional and physical impact the disease has on their everyday lives.
Dr. Horne explains that endometriosis shares many similarities to cancer in the way that it attaches itself to cells, grows and spreads and that researchers may be able to come up with new treatments and therapies based on current cancer treatments.
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