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Hormonal Therapy: Managing Side Effects in Women
Hormonal Therapy: Managing Side Effects in Women Hormones are chemicals the body naturally produces to control the growth and activity of normal cells. Hormones can also speed the growth of some types of cancer. For example, the hormones estrogen and progesterone can stimulate the growth of some breast tumors. Hormonal therapy is used to prevent or block hormones from speeding up the growth of cancer cells. Different forms of hormonal therapy, which is also called hormone therapy or endocrine therapy, a...
If You Are Having Hormonal Therapy
If You Are Having Hormonal Therapy Questions for the doctor: Why do I need this treatment? What is the goal of the treatment? What kind of hormonal therapy should I consider? When will treatment start? What drugs will I be taking? How often? For how long? What will they do? How will we know if the treatment is working? What are the likely short-term and long-term side effects? Which should I tell you about? What can I do about side effects? Are any side effects permanent? If I need hormonal treatment, w...