American television host, Tiffany Cross shares an intimate disclosure about her battle with fibroid tumors and having a hysterectomy.
Tiffany D. Cross, author of SAY IT LOUDER: Black Votes, White Narratives and Saving Our Democracy recently revealed that she had a hysterectomy right before auditioning for The Cross Connection, according to Yahoo!News.
In fact, Cross dishes about her personal experiences. The 42-year-old political activist and MSNBC host spills her soul to her audience on Saturday night.
Known for telling the unadulterated truth, Cross gets candid about her recent surgery and the years that led up to her life changing decision.
Moreover, Cross went on to say how she felt that her struggles would inspire other women who are experiencing the same issues.
Who Is Tiffany Cross?
According to TiffanyDCross.com, Tiffany is the host of MSNBC’s The Cross Connection. In 2020, longtime cable news veteran was a Resident Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics.
She previously served as D.C Bureau Chief for BET Networks, a freelance field producer and an Associate Producer for CNN.
Additionally, the former control room employee co-founded The Beat D.C, a national platform that intersected policy, business, media, politics, by people of color.
Media influencers, elected officials, and opinion leaders followed the platform.
A History of Reproductive Health Issues
Fibroids are benign growths composed of smooth muscle cells and fibrous tissues, as stated by UCLA Health. They usually develop in the uterus, causing heavy prolonged periods.
Tiffany also explained to her audience that for years she suffered from intense, debilitating and shooting pain. In addition, Crossed mentioned that she thought she could live with the tumors until she began noticing significant hair loss.
An Ultimate Decision
As a result of her diagnosis, a Black physician presented the host with two options: They could cut around the tumors to save her chances of conceiving, or have a full hysterectomy.
Unfortunately, cutting around the tumors would require an additional surgery post-birth.
“At that point, I was in my forties, unmarried, and had no connection to the unborn child. Should I endure pain, hair loss, and multiple surgeries? Ultimately, I decided to undergo a complete hysterectomy for my own well-being.”