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Can fibroids turn into cancer?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Rarely
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.

In brief: Rarely
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.
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
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Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Fibroids are growth of the smooth muscle of the uterus. Rarely are they cancerous, but I just did a hysterectomy today on someone whose heavy bleeding was due to precancerous cells in her uterine lining, but she also had large fibroids. Fibroids may grow so large that they obstruct the ureters and still not feel "bothersome." Fibroids can interfere with fertility or cause severe periods and anemia.
Dr. Patrick Weix
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree
In brief: No.
Fibroids are a benign smooth muscle growth; they do not degenerate into cancer.
There is a very rare form of cancer that starts as the same type of cell. But these tumors don't arise from fibroids.

In brief: No.
Fibroids are a benign smooth muscle growth; they do not degenerate into cancer.
There is a very rare form of cancer that starts as the same type of cell. But these tumors don't arise from fibroids.
Dr. Patrick Weix
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