According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cervical cancer is among one of the most highly treatable gynecological cancers.
Black women tend to be diagnosed with breast cancer at a younger age. Access to equitable care is critical to receiving a timely diagnosis and treatment options.
Early detection of ovarian cancer is critical. However, the symptoms can be very vague, making them difficult to identify in order to receive the appropriate diagnosis and treatment.
According to the NIH, uterine cancer has a 95% survivability when diagnosed at an early stage. There are no routine screening tests for uterine cancer. Therefore, it is important to pay attention to changes in your body and know the warning signs.
According to the CDC, the incidence of infertility is higher in black women than in white women, and it is steadily increasing.
Black women are disproportionately affected by Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). According to the NIH, approximately 5 million women of reproductive age in the United States are affected by this syndrome.
African American women are more likely to have persistent high-risk HPV infection.
Uterine fibroids occur more often in Black women than in any other ethnic group. Be inquisitive and ask questions to learn more upon your diagnosis of fibroids.
Receiving a timely diagnosis for endometriosis can be a major challenge for many women. However, there is increasing awareness and advocacy towards addressing the under-diagnosis and treatment of this disease.