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can fibroids turn into cancer if they last more than a year or if one stays with them longer?

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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.
Answered on Mar 30, 2015
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