Hormone Therapy

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Hormone Therapy

Some cancers are hormone-sensitive, which means they tend to grow and divide more rapidly when high levels of particular hormones are present in the body.

One way of treating these cancers is to reduce the level of the hormone - oestrogen in some breast cancers and testosterone in prostate cancer - and this is often done in parallel with other forms of treatment, such as chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy.