A minimally-invasive fibroid surgery can splatter cancer cells throughout the uterine cavity if a malignancy is hiding behind the fibroids. In such cases, a Stage 1 cancer can instantly becomes Stage 4. But if the fibroids were hiding a small malignancy, morcellation
Hysterectomies: Controversy Grows Over Rare Cancer Risk
February 26, 2014

Via NJ.com:

Howard Schwartz says his wife was a fantastically healthy woman who went running nearly every day and accompanied him on birding trips to 39 countries.

Last April, she had a minimally invasive hysterectomy to remove fibroid tumors that had become bothersome. Three months later, the 66-year-old Forked River woman had an abdominal tumor so large she looked pregnant. It was a Stage 4 malignant sarcoma.

Chemotherapy proved ineffective. She was hospitalized in October and died in December.

Now, in his grief, Schwartz copes with the realization the technique used in her surgery may have spread her...

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