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Helping Black Women Recognize, Treat Fibroids

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Helping Black Women Recognize, Treat Fibroids

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Helping Black Women Recognize, Treat Fibroids

Helping Black Women Recognize, Treat Fibroids

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Eighty percent of black women will develop benign uterine fibroid tumors by their late 40s, according to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

Dr. Elizabeth Stewart is a leading researcher in the area of women's health.

She talks with Farai Chideya about the extraordinary prevalence of uterine fibroids in black women.