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Are Fibroids Cancerous? Are Fibroids Cancerous?

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Unread 05-24-2009, 05:35 PM
Are Fibroids Cancerous?

Hi are fibroids cancerous? I am starting to be scared. Will a pap smear show any cancerous cells?
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Unread 05-24-2009, 06:45 PM
Re: Are Fibroids Cancerous?

Fibroids are not in and of themselves cancerous. Can they be cancerous or have cancer on them, yes. That was the situation that my sister had. But they are not cancerous tumors in and of themselves. My fibroids weren't cancerous but I had a mass that ended up being early stage endometrial cancer.

Will a pap smear show cancerous cells? It's supposed to show cancerous cells of the cervix but it will not show cancerous cells of the uterus or ovaries or anything like that. My cancer was found during a D&C. They hysterectomy found no other cancer in my uterus, tubes, ovaries or lymph nodes but it did show my uterus had atypical hyperplasia which is pre-cancerous.
Unread 05-24-2009, 09:06 PM
Re: Are Fibroids Cancerous?

Hi Lady2009,

In pre-op, my Dr. told me that uterine fibroids are cancerous approx. 1% of the time. I have seen other Hyster Sisters post the same percentage.

Hope that helps.

Best wishes~

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Unread 05-29-2009, 08:44 PM
Re: Are Fibroids Cancerous?

hey I had a fibroid inside my bladder the urologist said it is rare for a fibroid to be cancerous like less then 1percent of the time.
most tumors in the bladder are cancerous so I was one of the very rare people who walked away with a diagnoisis of non cancer it was very scary everything I googled the odds were not in my favor. I thank god every day it was just a fibroid the doctor removed it but said it could come back so now it is yearly checkups for life.

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