Black women & Fibroids

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), most American women will develop fibroids at some point in their lives. One study found that, by age 50, 80 percent of blacks and 70 percent of whites had fibroids. In many cases, fibroids are believed to not cause symptoms, and in such cases, women may be […]

In the United States, black women are two to three times more likely to have fibroids than white women. These fibroids, which are noncancerous growths that develop on the smooth muscle tissue of the uterus, also occur more often, develop sooner, grow larger, and are more likely to cause severe pain in black women. A variety […]