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Hi, I'm 48 yo, have endometriosis, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, pre-menopausal. CA 125 was around 200's then 159 the last one was 210 any concerns?

Hi, I'm 48 yo, have endometriosis, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, pre-menopausal. CA 125 was around 200's then 159 the last one was 210 any concerns?

Likely, no: CA 125 is not recommended as a screening tool for ovarian cancer when used in risk-based stratification. Meaning, assuming that your mom or sister didn't get diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Normal for women with endometriosis to have elevated CA-125. It sounds like your doctor has done Ultrasound to evaluate ovaries as well. Your MD knows your history and risk, likely this CA-125 level is normal ...Read more

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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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The fibriods truned into cancer?

The fibriods truned into cancer?

Rarely: Not certain of the question but the reported incidence of a fibroid becoming a sarcoma (cancer) is reported from 1/1000 to 2/10, 000 depending on the study. ...Read more

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Do fibroids cause cancer?

Do fibroids cause cancer?

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 layer of the uterus. This may present as a rapidly growing tumor that was initially thought to be a fibroid. ...Read more

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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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Can fibroids turn into cancer if they last more than a year or you stay with them longer?

Can fibroids turn into cancer if they last more than a year or you stay with them longer?

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 symptoms of pain or bleeding. Cancer must be very rare if at all. ...Read more

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Can uterin fibroids turn into cancer? Do i neen surgery?

Can uterin fibroids turn into cancer? Do i neen surgery?

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 malignancy. Otherwise it's your choice depending on whether they cause problems (mass sensation, bleeding, bladder / bowel problems. ...Read more

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Can uterine fibroids lead to cancer?

Very rarely: Fibroids are benign tumors that only very rarely may become malignant. ...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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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