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Are fibroids a precursor to cancer?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

Fibroids or benign tumors of the smooth muscle in the uterus, only very rarely turn malignant.

In brief: No

Fibroids or benign tumors of the smooth muscle in the uterus, only very rarely turn malignant.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Kris Gast
Radiation Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Fibroids and CA

Think of fibroids as bulging muscle in the wall of the womb.
Most cancers of the uterus arise from the lining and are not related to the muscle. Cancers that start in muscle anywhere in the body are fairly uncommon. Having fibroids does not necessarily lead to cancer of the uterus.

In brief: Fibroids and CA

Think of fibroids as bulging muscle in the wall of the womb.
Most cancers of the uterus arise from the lining and are not related to the muscle. Cancers that start in muscle anywhere in the body are fairly uncommon. Having fibroids does not necessarily lead to cancer of the uterus.
Dr. Kris Gast
Dr. Kris Gast
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