How Does Hormone Therapy Work?

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How does hormone therapy work?

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Certain types of breast cancer is caused by hormones in the blood. Such breast cancers are ER-positive and PR-positive breast cancers. These cancer cells have receptors (proteins) that attach to estrogen. In this way, the cancel cells grow.

Women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancers are usually recommended to undergo hormone therapy which affects cancel cells all over the body. But this treatment only works for hormone receptor-positive breast cancers.

Generally, the therapy is used to prevent breast cancers from recurring after surgeries for about 5 years.

 

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