Low Cancer Risk With Device Used to Remove Fibroids, Study Finds

February 19, 2015 5:00 PM

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THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A small power tool that is sometimes used to remove fibroids in the uterus can end up spreading bits of hidden cancerous tumors throughout the abdomen, but a new study suggests the likelihood is low.

Researchers called the findings, reported online Feb. 19 in JAMA Oncology, "reassuring." But the device, called a power morcellator, remains under restricted use.

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