No. Fibroids are common and benign growths in the uterus. They can cause troubling symptoms such as bleeding, pressure on the bladder, or a big growth in the pelvis, but they can be treated effectively by medicine, uterine artery embolization, or surgery. Fibroids are not fatal. It is extremely rare that what looks like a fibroid is actually a cancer called a leiomyosarcoma.
No ! Fibroids are common benign, non-cancerous tumors. 1 of every 3 women of child bearing age have these tumors (and even more common in african-american women), many without any symptoms. If you have no symptoms no treatment is necessary. One exception to this is in women who have fibroids which are interfering with fertility.