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Hormone therapy in the treatment of breast cancer: Have you tried it?
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Hormone therapy can be used if the examination shows that the tumor has hormone receptors and that its development is therefore stimulated by female sex hormones. There are two types of drugs that can slow down or block the action of these hormones:
- Anti-estrogens: They attach themselves to the surface of cancer cells, on the receptors normally occupied by estrogens;
- Aromatase inhibitors: They block the transformation (aromatization) of male hormones (androgens) from the adrenal gland into estrogen in fatty tissue and tumors. These drugs are used in postmenopausal women.
Have any of you been or are you on hormone therapy?
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This discussion in Living with breast cancer has been moved because we think it will elicit more responses from this group: Treatments for breast cancer.
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For me, I didn't do radiation nor did I try hormone therapy. For my cancer stage and my medical history, my doctor recommended a mastectomy with chemo. I had asked a few other friends/acquaintances before finally choosing. But we followed the doctor's suggestion- in 2019 I had my mastectomy....
But I am interested in this discussion, I have a friend now who has to make a similar decision. So I would also like to know what others' experiences were like with hormone therapy
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