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Discussing racial disparities in diagnosing uterine fibroids


Black women are 80% more likely to develop uterine fibroids before age 50, study finds


Black women are 80% more likely to develop uterine fibroids before age 50, study finds

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NEW YORK — Uterine fibroids are a common cancer in women and can be extremely uncomfortable.

These are tumors and muscle cells that grow around the wall of the uterus.

According to the National Institute of Health, black women are 80% more likely to develop uterine fibroids before age 50 than white women.

Dr. Kameelah Phillips, an obstetrician and gynecologist, spoke to us about this disparity.

She talks about common causes and symptoms, when fibroids should be removed, and tips on how to express your concerns.

Watch his full interview above for more.



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