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Does Uterine Fibroid Increase Cancer Risk?

Fibroid or uterine fibroid is a non-cancerous muscular tumour that grows in the walls of uterus in child-bearing years. The symptoms of fibroid include severe stomach ache and heavy bleeding. Do fibroids in the uterus increase cancer risk? Dr Anjali PS, Consultant Gynaecologist and Laparoscopic Surgeon, KIMS Hospital, Kollam, will explain and clarify your queries related to fibroid in Ask The Doctor.