A 30-year-old member asked:
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Are uterine fibroids cancerous?

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Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience in Fertility Medicine
No: Fibroids themselves are tumors but not cancerous. However, once is a while a uterine cancer can appear similar to a fibroid and it is possible to believe that a woman has a fibroid when in fact there is actually a cancer present.
Answered on Feb 9, 2020
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Very rarely: Fibroids are benign tumors that only very rarely may become malignant.
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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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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Dr. Edward Gold
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No: Uterine fibroids are benign growths and are not precancerous lesions.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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See below: Fiberoids, even fast growing are rarely cancerous. The growth rate could be monitored by estimating the size of the fiborid by imaging, such as ultras ... Read More
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