What is the relation of endometrial hyperplasia to uterine cancer?

Endometrial Hyperpla. Endometrial hyperplasia is typically seen in older, peri- or post-menopausal women, and consists of a thickening of the endometrial lining due to excess estrogen effect. Ordinary hyperplasia, for a short period of time is minimally dangerous as far as cancer, but prolonged hyperplasia - for many months can result in "atypical hyperplasia, " which increases the risk. If concerned, consult your gyn.
Pre-cursor. If you have endometrial hyperplasia this does not mean you have cancer, there are other causes. However, it is generally accepted that ehp is a pre-csor to uterine cancer. Dr. J.