Breast Cancer Hormone Therapy Directory
Hormones can be used to prevent breast cancer cells from multiplying. This type of treatment, called hormone therapy, is not the same as HRT, or hormone replacement therapy. There are many types of hormone treatments available. Your doctor can help you determine which is right for you. Side effects may include infertility, blood clots, stroke, and more. These should be discussed with your doctor. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how hormone therapy works, what to expect, and much more.
What Are Breast Cancer Hormone Receptors?
Why your doctor checks on your "hormone receptors" if you have breast cancer.
Hormone Therapy for Breast Cancer
Hormone therapy, also called endocrine therapy, is a type of breast cancer treatment that either raises or lowers levels of progesterone and estrogen in your system. Learn more about the types of drugs used in hormone therapy as well as their common side-effects.
Types of Hormone Therapy Drugs for Breast Cancer Treatment
Learn the role of hormone therapy in breast cancer treatment.
Treating Recurrent Breast Cancer
What happens when breast cancer returns? Find out how a recurrence is treated.