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fibroid vs cancer

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fibroids don't: cause cancer, and approximately 40% of women have them. They don't have to be removed unless causing heavy bleeding or pressure/pain. However rare typ ... Read More

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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
40 years experience Gynecology
Yes and no: yes, very likely to grow back or get new ones. no will not grow back as cancer.
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Dr. Gerard Honore
29 years experience Fertility Medicine
Good question!: If it was removed completely ("pulled out at the root") it will not come back. If it was mostly removed, like a weed it can grow back. The big annoya ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
No: Fibroids are benign, noncancerous growths of uterine muscle cells. They do not cause cancer. Rarely, a cancer called sarcoma can develop in the muscle ... Read More
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Dr. Kenan Omurtag
15 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not typically: There can be fibroids that have cancerous changes in them called sarcomas (muscle tumors - the uterus is a smooth muscle) that can be a very aggressiv ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No.: Fibroids are a benign smooth muscle growth; they do not degenerate into cancer. There is a very rare form of cancer that starts as the same type of ce ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
No they do not: Fibroids do not typically turn into cancer .They can remain in the body many years and cause no probelms in most women. If they are large they produce ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: Uterine fibroids are a type of muscle tumor that is benign. They are not cancer, and not likely to turn in to cancer.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
No: Fibroids or benign tumors of the smooth muscle in the uterus, only very rarely turn malignant.
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A female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Very seldom: Around one woman in four has one or more of these during reproductive life. If one is growing rapidly or is strange on imaging, it is concerning for m ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
Possibly: Fibroids are benign growths of uterine muscle and are not cancerous. Rarely, a fast growing fibroid may in fact be a sarcoma or a cancer. A uterine po ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
35 years experience Gynecology
Histology: Examination of this tissue under a microscope can make this diagnosis. Endometrial hyperplasia that is complex with atypia (i.e.Not typical) cell is a ... Read More
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