Hormone therapy is a type of cancer treatment that is used to slow down or stop the growth of hormone-sensitive cancers. Hormone-sensitive cancers are cancers that are stimulated by hormones, such as breast, prostate, and ovarian cancer. Hormone therapy works by blocking the effects of hormones in the body, which can slow down or stop the growth of cancer cells.
Types of Hormone Therapy:
Indications for Hormone Therapy:
Hormone therapy is used to treat hormone-sensitive cancers, such as breast, prostate, and ovarian cancer. It may be used in combination with other cancer treatments, such as surgery, radiation therapy, or chemotherapy, or it may be used as a stand-alone treatment.
Common Side Effects:
While hormone therapy is often well-tolerated, it can still cause side effects, which may include:
It is important to note that not all patients will experience all of these side effects, and some may experience different or more severe side effects. Patients should discuss any side effects with their medical oncologist, who can help manage them and adjust the treatment plan if necessary.
At Sterling Hospitals Ahmedabad, medical oncologists use hormone therapy to treat hormone-sensitive cancers, with a focus on providing personalized treatment plans that consider each patient's unique needs and medical history. Patients receiving hormone therapy will be closely monitored by their medical team for side effects and will receive supportive care as needed.