Canadian branches of the ENDOMETRIOSIS ASSOCIATION are found in most provinces. Call the toll free number to get a list of branches near you.
The Endometriosis Association was founded in U.S. and provides support and information to women with endo, conducts research, and educates doctors and the public. The Association also publishes an excellent newsletter six times a year.
The St. Charles Medical Center has a waiting period of 2.5 to three months. Surgical, pathology reports and the woman's written history must be mailed (not faxed) to Dr. Redwine for review beforehand. The average cost of surgery is $4,000 to $5,000 U.S. Please address letters and inquires to the above address. Interested physicians can find out about training programs, and the scientific basis of this work by writing directly to Dr. Redwine at the above address.
The Most Useful Books
OVERCOMING ENDOMETRIOSIS, NEW HELP FROM THE ENDOMETRIOSIS ASSOCIATION (1987) is an invaluable book that gathers together the latest research and treatment information.
An American woman has written an excellent book entitled, LIVING WITH ENDOMETRIOSIS; How to Cope with the Physical and Emotional Challenges, (Addison-Wesley, 1987), by Kate Weinstein. Many women have found this book very useful.
THE ENDOMETRIOSIS ANSWER BOOK; NEW HOPE NEW HELP, by Laurson, Niels and Constance De Swann (1987) includes the endometriosis diet that promotes healing. Recommended although sometimes a patronizing attitude.
Other Books On Endometriosis
COPING WITH ENDOMETRIOSIS, by Dr. Breitkopf Lyle and Mation Gordan Bakoulis (Prentice Hall, 1989).
ENDOMETRIOSIS AND INFERTILITY AND TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE, A LAYWOMAN'S GUIDE, by Bob Flaws (Boulder Colorado, Blue Poppy Press, 1989).
UNDERSTANDING ENDOMETRIOSIS, by Caroline Hawkridge (Macdonald Optima, 1989).
ENDOMETRIOSIS, by Suzie Hayman (Penguin Press, 1991).
ENDOMETRIOSIS, by Julia Older (New York Charles Scribner, 1984).
ENDOMETRIOSIS AND YOU, by Gail Papke and others (Budlong, 1988).
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