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A fibroid is a benign (noncancerous) tumour that can form in various parts of the body (e.g., the uterus).


Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are benign tumours that are very common in women. Less than 1% of fibroids are cancerous. They usually grow within the muscle wall of the uterus, or on the outer surface of the uterus, and often grow in clusters. They can vary in size from a pea to a grapefruit or even larger. Over time, fibroids may continue to grow, but they generally regress after menopause as estrogen levels drop.
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