Top 10 diseases most prevalent among black women

Top 10 diseases affecting black woman today.
Top 10 diseases affecting black woman today.
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As we adapt to living with Covid-19, we cannot turn a blind eye and pretend that this pandemic is the only enemy of the health of black South African women. Unfortunately, black women face a number of health challenges and when they are combined with Covid-19, they can even be deadlier.

What are the diseases that are likely to affect this demographic, and is there a way to prevent them? Experts and health bodies explain how you can best protect yourself and prevent them from happening to you.

Cancer is caused by various, complex factors – and these are only partially understood. Cancer, medically speaking, is a “broad group of diseases involving unregulated cell growth”.

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