A member asked:

At what mm of uterine lining would a doctor order a uterine biopsy? premenopausal, recent diagnosis breast cancer with periods stopped for 3 months.

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Dr. Timothy Raichle answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

If a woman over the age of 40 comes in with abnormal bleeding or any abnormality of the uterine lining, then they deserve an endometrial biopsy. Breast cancer is often treated with tamoxifen which is associated with pre-cancerous and cancerous changes in the uterus. It sounds like they must have good reason to recommend this test.

Answered Mar 19, 2014



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