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Hi I'm Maggie, I am not new to this site, just been away for awhile. I am now 32 years old and will be a 2 year breast cancer survivor in Aug. I took chemo, radiation and currently taking tamoxifen. I have been in menopause since Aug. 99 due to the chemo, I just come out of it this week. Now they what to do a biospy of my uterus, making sure the tamoxifen hasn't cause that type of cancer. I am estrogen postitive, and I am worried that having a monthly cycle will produce more estrogen, Does anyone know if this happens. I am going to talk to my doctor next week, when I have the biospy about having a hystertectomy. Thanks for any advice. Maggie

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There is a procedure they sometimes do called an ovarian oblation, where they remove the ovaries, which stops the source of estrogen production. But with neither estrogen nor tamoxifen in your system which both have beneficial effects on the bones and heart, you might be more susceptible to osteoporis and heart disease. Your doctor should go over your options with you and help you look at the benefits vs. risks of each option. If he doesn't, ask him to. Good luck! - Gay

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Hi Maggie, We have corrosponded here before. It has been awhile since I have been here also. But I wanted to let you know I am going through the same situtation, I will be a 2 year survivor in 2 1/2 weeks....yea for us!! I had a menstral cycle in Nov of 2000 and a second this past week, my OB/GYN told me as long as it is a regular cycle not to be concerned, he did check me good, etc. but said it is not unusual but to call him if I have unusually heavy bleeding or irregular bleeding or spotting....(please excuse the personal nature)but I wanted to let you know you are not alone. By all means check with your doctor and follow his/her advice. I also take tamoxifen and am estrogen positive.
All the best. Murphy

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Hi Maggie. I'm Jane. I just came back last week after a several month hiatus. I can't answer your question as I am 63 and had a hysterectomy in 1974. It's good to see you back and I'm sure one or more of the ladies will steer you in the right direction. Jane

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