Uterine fibroids are widely seen as common and relatively harmless for women, but the truth can be far more complicated and far-reaching. That’s especially the case for Black women: eight out of 10 will develop these masses by the time they reach middle age. For many, the growths come with pain, excessive swelling and bleeding, anemia or other medical issues and a diminished quality of life. Doctors in New Jersey and nationwide want their patients to know it doesn’t have to be this way. To read the full story.