Hi My name is Ann.

I'm 50 and premenopausal. I was on tamoxifen for 4/12 years and quit recently. At the same time, I discovered that I had simple hyperplasia after a DNC. I've heard that it's rare for a this kind of hyperplasia to develop into cancer--1%-could this be right? I'm a bit worried because of my tamoxifen use. Do I have a greater change of dev. cancer of the uterus, and if so how much?

Thanks in advance for your response.

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replied August 6th, 2010
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Hi Ann50 and welcome to ehealth: Statistics are just that, statistics...Why worry about something that you have no control of...IMO, enjoy life...Every little precious moment of it...When I was 47 I had a full Hysterectomy...I chanced it on Premarin...Now for the last 6 years I insert a Estring disc vaginally every 3 months...It keeps me hot to trot and needless to say I know that these are hormones...Each of us chooses our own way to live...Honey, if the statistics were right I would have been dead many, many years ago....Have fun...Take care...

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