Hormones are signaling messengers produced by the body to regulate body physiological functions. Hormone therapy is commonly used for hormone sensitive cancers such as breast, prostate, ovarian, uterine cancers to inhibit growth of the cancer. The goal of hormone therapy involves interfering with the production or function of hormones and can be utilized at any point in the treatment process and in the long term as well to prevent cancer reoccurrence. Hormonal therapy is often used in combination with other treatments such as chemotherapy radiation therapy, targeted therapy and surgery.
Your doctor will determine if hormone therapy is an appropriate treatment for you depending on the type and stage of cancer. Please consult your doctor to know more about hormone therapy and to address any concerns you may have.