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Can fibroids turn into cancer?

Can fibroids turn into cancer?

Rarely: A fibroid is a benign tumor. Rarely it will be associated with a sarcoma. Fibroids do not have to be removed because of concern that it will turn into a cancer. As long as they cause no symptom they may be watched. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Can adenomyosis turn into cancer?

Can adenomyosis turn into cancer?

Rarely: Adenomyosis is mis-placed endometrial lining glands into the wall of the uterus (into the muscle). It is uncommon for these misplaced glands to become malignant, but it does happen. More often, it is the surface glands that undergone malignant transformation, and then grow down and into the areas of adenomyosis. At your age, this would be exceptionally rare. ...Read more

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Can uterine fibroids turn into cancer?

Can uterine fibroids turn into cancer?

No: The medical term for fibroids is leiomyomata. They are benign tumors that arise from smooth muscle cells; they do not become cancerous. The cancerous counterpart is called leiomyosarcoma. The problem is the inability to distinguish between the two without taking them out and looking at the cells under the microscope. Uterine tumors that enlarge quickly should be evaluated and possibly removed. ...Read more

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Can fibroadenoma turn into cancer?

Can fibroadenoma turn into cancer?

Very Unlikely: Fibroadenomas are benign tumors of the breast. They are quite common and are not precancerous. Very rarely there have been cases reported where a fibroadenoma has been thought to turn into a tumor called a cystosarcoma phyllodes of the breast which is a very unusual type of breast cancer. ...Read more

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Can fibroids turn cancerous?

Can fibroids turn cancerous?

No: Fibroids are extremely common and are not cancers. They do not become cancers. There is a cancer (leiomyosarcoma of the uterus) that can look like a fibroid, but is very rare. ...Read more

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Can fibroadenomas turn into breast cancer?

Can fibroadenomas turn into breast cancer?

No: Fibroadenomas are benign tumors and cannot become malignant. There are rare types that can be locally aggressive within the breast, called phyllodes tumors. If you had this type of fibroadenoma, we would recommend surgical removal. Otherwise, fibroadenomas can be left in the breast once diagnosis is established, provided that it is not large or painful. ...Read more

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Benign ovarian cyst can turn into cancer?

Benign ovarian cyst can turn into cancer?

Not likely: Do you know that the cyst is benign? It not possible to know that without removing the cyst and having it examined by a pathologist. Benign and malignant cysts may look the same on imaging. Bening cysts do not turn into malignant ones, and certainly not once those are removed. ...Read more

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Can benign ovarian cyst turn into cancer?

Can benign ovarian cyst turn into cancer?

No: I qualify that saying anything possible in medicine. Benign means just that. There are pre cancerous lesions so one has to be careful when telling a pt something is benign. If your doc is careful he will never say benign if there is some even remote possibility of cancer later. That is the way i practiced anyway. I hope whoever said that to you is careful!. Always be vigilant watching it! ...Read more

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Can malignant tumors that turn into metastasis kill you?

Can malignant tumors that turn into metastasis kill you?

Yes: Metaststic cancers in general no matter what cancer offers a poor prognosis. ...Read more

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Benign overian cyst can turn into cancer?

Benign overian cyst can turn into cancer?

Not likely: Do you know that the cyst is benign? It not possible to know that without removing the cyst and having it examined by a pathologist. Benign and malignant cysts may look the same on imaging. Bening cysts do not turn into malignant ones, and certainly not once those are removed. ...Read more

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Does fibroadenoma turn into cancer?

Does fibroadenoma turn into cancer?

Benign but depends: Fibroadenoma of breast is a benign disease , rarely transforms to malignancy , but if there is a family history of breast cancer , chances increases to 3.7 , compared to normal population who did not have family history of breast cancer. ...Read more

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Serous cystadenoma can turn into cancer?

Serous cystadenoma can turn into cancer?

Not usually: Serous cystadenoma (sc) of ovary is a common benign (not cancerous) tumor highly unusual to turn into cancer unless it is classified as serous borderline cystadenoma. Sc may also occur in the pancreas, often in the tail end area. It is also benign but can grow quite large and thus can physically push on other near by structures. If you have trouble, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long can a 5mm adenomatous colon polyp take to turn into malignant cancer?

How long can a 5mm adenomatous colon polyp take to turn into malignant cancer?

Very slowly if at al: Colon polyps can change into cancer but usually take a long time(monthst o years).Yet it is a good idea to get it removed before it gets much bigger and there is also some uncertainty as to how long it takes to become cancerous. ...Read more

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What is partubal cyst can turn into cancer?

What is partubal cyst can turn into cancer?

Not likely: If you mean paratubal cyst, these are not likely to become malignant. However any cyst in or near the ovary needs to be investigated and may be removed as that is the only certain way to know that a given cyst is not malignant. Ovarian cancers can present as cystic structures. ...Read more

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Serous cystadenoma on ovary can turn into cancer?

Serous cystadenoma on ovary can turn into cancer?

Possible: Serous cystadenoma has a benign and malignant form called serous cystadenocarcinoma of the ovary. The pathologic diagnosis is based upon the rapidity and size of the multiplying cells, their nucleii, and how contained those cells are in the ovary. ...Read more

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Could calcifications in breasts turn into tumors?

Could calcifications in breasts turn into tumors?

Other way around: Tumors usually cause calcifications. Therefore when calcifications are seen on a mammogram there is some concern about the cause which can be malignant or benign. Calcifications do not usually cause tumors. ...Read more

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Can a fibroadenoma develop into cancer?

Can a fibroadenoma develop into cancer?

No: Fibroadenomas don't turn into breast cancer, which is a good thing because they are very common! ...Read more

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Can polps or colon cancer come on quickly?

Not over night: Transformation of polyp to cancer takes long time in most of the cases , that is the reason surveillance colonoscopy is done couple of years later, people with low immunity the tumor growth will be will be rapid. ...Read more

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Can uterine fibroids lead to cancer?

Can uterine fibroids lead to cancer?

Not directly : Fibroids are a result of high estrogen levels. High estrogen can be caused by excessive carbohydrate intake (via competetive inhibition of glucoronidase enzyme) therefore a low carb diet is beneficial to reduce estrogen and help shrink fibroids. You may also have low iodine, thyroid problems, low progesterone. All of these things should be evaluated. High estrogen levels can cause cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Fibroids (Definition)

Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. 1 of every 3 women of child-bearing age have these tumors and up to 80% of african-american women have fibroids. They are often asymptomatic but they can also cause significant symptoms. It is the most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding. Pelvic pain and increased urinary frequency ...Read more


Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Fibroid (Definition)

A leiomyomata(fibroid) is a smooth muscle growth in the uterus that is rubbery, binds the female hormone estrogen and can grow to "epic" proportions causing distortion of the uterus. They cause bleeding, and burning pain( aka "fireball tumor") as ...Read more