Written by Benjamin Lee - Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Consultant - January 31, 2023
Can Fibroids Cause Cancer After Menopause?
The answer to this question is both yes and no. It depends on the type of fibroid you have and if you are undergoing hormone replacement therapy. Generally, it's not likely that fibroids will cause cancer after menopause because the symptoms associated with them usually disappear after menopause.
Fibroids are noncancerous tumors that typically grow in the uterus. They can vary in size; some may be as small as a seed while others may become quite large. Most fibroids do not cause any health issues, but they can cause heavy menstrual bleeding, pain in the lower abdomen and pelvis region, bladder or bowel issues, and infertility.
In some cases, though, fibroids may increase your risk of developing certain types of cancers such as uterine cancer (endometrial cancer). The risk is higher for women who undergo hormone replacement therapy after menopause as this can cause the lining of the uterus to become thicker than normal which increases their risk of developing cancer.
To reduce your risk of developing cancer after menopause, it is important to get regular check-ups with a gynecologist and to follow their recommended treatment plan. If you have been diagnosed with fibroids, your doctor may recommend medication or noninvasive treatments such as ultrasound or endometrial ablation to help shrink them. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to remove them from your body entirely.
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It is impossible to definitively answer whether or not fibroids can lead to cancer after menopause without knowing more about an individual’s medical history and specific condition; therefore it's important that anyone who believes they're at a higher risk speaks with their doctor before making any decisions regarding treatment options.