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Do fibroids cause cancer?

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In brief: Fibroids and cancer

Cancer arising in a fibroid is very rare.
However, surgery to remove fibroids may still be recommended if there are symptoms of pain, bleeding and/or rapid growth of fibroids, especially in a post-menopausal woman.

In brief: Fibroids and cancer

Cancer arising in a fibroid is very rare.
However, surgery to remove fibroids may still be recommended if there are symptoms of pain, bleeding and/or rapid growth of fibroids, especially in a post-menopausal woman.
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