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Does menopausal bleeding mean that I have cancer?

Endometrial cancer can cause menopausal bleeding. However, this symptom can also be caused by uterine polyps, endometrial hyperplasia, and thinning of the uterine lining. Endometrial hyperplasia refers to abnormal cells in the uterine lining. Polyps are generally not cancerous, while women with endometrial hyperplasia are at higher risk of developing endometrial cancer. Approximately 20 percent of older women with menopausal bleeding have uterine cancer.

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