WHAT ARE FIBROIDS?
WHO IS AT RISK?
WHAT DOES THE RESEARCH SAY?
Studies demonstrate the prevalence of fibroids in 20-40% of women older than 35 years of age.1
African American women are three times more likely to develop uterine fibroids with an earlier age of onset.2
Most clinicians believe fibroids shrink when a woman goes through menopause.
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- Huyck, K. L., Panhuysen, C. I., Cuenco, K. T., et al. (2008). The impact of race as a risk factor for symptom severity and age at diagnosis of uterine leiomyomata among affected sisters. Am J Obstet Gynecol, Feb;198(2):168.e1-9.