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Are Fibroids Cancerous?

Uterine fibroids are non-malignant tumors that grow in uterine soft muscle tissue. The overwhelming majority of uterine fibroids are benign. Fewer than one in 1,000 uterine fibroids are cancerous.

However, in extremely rare cases, a benign leiomyoma (fibroid) can transform into a leiomyosarcoma, an uncommon type of malignant growth.

What Is Leiomyosarcoma?

Leiomyosarcoma is a cancer that develops in involuntary (smooth) muscles. Smooth muscles are all muscles that are not solely responsible for voluntary physical movement. These muscle tissues are located on hollow organ muscles, which include the bladder, stomach, intestines, and uterus.

Though leiomyosarcomas are aggressive, they are also extremely rare—they account for less than 20% of all soft tissue sarcomas. Soft tissue sarcomas are rare cancers originating in the body’s soft tissues (blood and lymph vessels, fatty tissue, muscles, tendons, and nerves). Soft tissue sarcomas account for roughly 1% of all adult cancer diagnoses.

Leiomyosarcomas fall into three categories.

Uterine leiomyosarcoma symptoms resemble those caused by uterine fibroids.

While the precise cause of leiomyosarcoma is unknown, people who have experienced radiation therapy or had prolonged exposure to certain pesticide chemicals might be at a higher risk of developing the condition.

Fortunately, the likelihood that a uterine fibroid is a leiomyosarcoma is very low. Nevertheless, it is extremely important to immediately address any type of symptom affecting your reproductive organ system.

Georgia Fibroids: Effective, Outpatient Non-Surgical Fibroid Treatment

At Georgia Fibroids, we specialize in uterine fibroid treatments that deliver effective symptom reduction. Our fibroid treatment center offers next-generation technologies for detecting fibroids and non-invasive fibroid treatments that do not require hospitalization or long recovery times.

Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is an advanced, non-surgical intervention that can radically reduce the size of fibroids by interfering with their blood supply. Our dedicated fibroid doctors offer decades of experience in interventional radiology, delivering exceptional results for diverse patients.

Please contact our helpful representatives today if you would like to speak with a fibroid specialist or schedule an appointment at our fibroid treatment clinic.

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