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Donice Rembert’s Story

June 07,2020

I was diagnosed with uterine fibroids at the age of 34, what made me go to the doctor to see what was happening to me, was I had a menstrual cycle for an entire month, I didn’t know why I was bleeding for that long, well my gynecologist diagnosed me with fibroid tumors, I immediately got scared and worried, the word tumor lead my thoughts to cancer, but Dr. Adcock informed me fibroid tumors are almost always benign (non cancerous) and the only option I was given, was to have a hysterectomy, and since I had a 2 year old at the time, and I was a single mom I knew I didn’t want to have any more children, so I had the hysterectomy surgery, I’ve noticed this condition affects African American women more than any other races of women, from ages 30-38 years old , these are still child bearing years, What would cause African American women to have fibroid tumors within that age range? Some doctors

Say smoking and caffeine, well I never smoked a day in my life and never drink coffee, or anything with caffeine in it. Further research needs to be done, because having this type of surgery should not be the only option to get relief from this illness.

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