Uterine fibroids are the most common tumor found in female reproductive organs.
Fibroids are most common in women who are their 30s through early 50s. (After menopause, fibroids tend to shrink.) About 20 - 40% of women age 35 and older have fibroids of significant enough size to cause symptoms.
Uterine fibroids are particularly common in African-American women, and these women tend to develop them at a younger age than white women.
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