|Black women and fibroids|
We have known for many years that Black women are more likely than other women to have fibroids. Up till now, fibroids have been considered to be benign tumours, although they can cause problems including heavy periods, pain and infertility. They are commonly treated by surgery and can lead to hysterectomy. They can also be treated using herbal medicine.
Now, a study from Boston University has shown that Black women with a history of fibroids have a 40% increased risk of developing cancer of the womb lining (endometrium).
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