CAN FIBROIDS TURN INTO CANCER?

No. In about 1/1000 of patients with fibroids, a cancer called “leiomyosarcoma” may be seen. It is demonstrated however, that this cancer develops not from the fibroids, but from the normal muscle tissue of the uterus. Therefore, in a patient with fibroids, the risk of developing malignant uterine tumor is exactly the same as the one in a patient who has no fibroids.