fibroids

Dr. Whitney Dunham is a Board certified OBGYN, with concentration in routine and high risk obstetrics, adolescent gynecology and Robotic surgery. A native of Philadelphia, she obtained her undergraduate degree with honors, from Howard University and Medical Degree from Meharry Medical College, graduating at the top of her class. After completing her training in OB/GYN, […]

Fibroids are noncancerous tumors that grow in the womb. Causing severe pain and infertility problems, African-American women are three times more likely to get it. Jacque Reid goes Inside Her Story with PaSean Wilson-Ashley about her film called The F-Word, a documentary about fibroids in Black women. “I guess around 14 years ago the first doctor that I went […]

WHAT EXACTLY ARE FIBROIDS? Fibroids are made of the muscular layer of tissue in the uterus. Although they are called “tumors”, they are benign. The size can vary from barely detectable, pea sized, round or heart shaped, egg to eggplant, and up to small pumpkin or grapevine-sized. Fibroids can distort the anatomy within a woman’s […]

  Roland Martin talks to author and co-founder of Hope Beyond Fibroid Gessie Thompson about the staggering number of black women struggling with Fibroids and ways to possibly prevent the disease. “It’s pervasive for women in general. The numbers…it spikes up to 90 percent for black women all over the world. It’s embedded in our […]

  Dr. Afriye Amerson is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist. During her training at George Washington Medical School, Dr. Amerson also studied Eastern and African healing arts. She became a Reiki Master, and practices holistic healing as well as traditional Western medicine. In private practice for the past fifteen years, Dr. Amerson has encountered a […]

Sistas, we may all be in trouble according to a new report. It says that fibroids and some cancers may be the result of the products we use in our hair. I mean, who hasn’t at one time had a perm? Even women wearing their hair natural use Black hair care products, don’t they? L. […]

  Uterine fibroids are the most common benign tumor in African American women with 60% of African American women being affected by the age 35.…

Good news from the advancement of medicine! When it comes to fibroids, which affects many, many women every year, surgery is not the only option anymore! Click on the audio player to hear more on this development in this edition of The Jazzy Report on The D.L. Hughley Show. Sign Up For Our Newsletter! Listen to the “The D.L. […]

Fertility coach Gessie Thompson discusses her journey from infertility to giving birth to a healthy baby and her book Hope Beyond Fibroids: Stories of Miracle Babies and the Journey to Motherhood. Follow The Nightly Spirit on Facebook and Follow Us on Twitter! 

In this informative Q&A session, Dr. Jeffrey Sellers answers some of our most reader requested health questions. Got questions? Email us at feedback@blackdoctor.org Get the…

Q: If fibroids have been detected but aren’t causing any issues, should I still consider having them removed? – L. G. Sign Up for the…

Uterine fibroids are benign (non-cancerous) tumors of the uterus and the most common GYN problem for women. By the age of 50, about 80% of…