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What No One Tells Black Women About Fibroids

Our tumors are usually larger and we’re more likely to be hospitalized. This is a crisis.

Evette Dionne
ZORA
Published in
7 min readJan 31, 2020

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II was lying in a white-sheeted hotel bed in Chicago when I realized my fibroids had returned. It had been nearly three years since I’d first experienced these symptoms, but they were unmistakable: an incredibly heavy menstrual cycle that…

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Evette Dionne
ZORA
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