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What is the definition or description of: estrogen receptor?

What is the definition or description of: estrogen receptor?

See answer details.: An estrogen receptor is a protein found on some cells in the human body that is activated by the hormone estrogen. Once activated, the receptor sends a signal to the cell nucleus to activate certain genes. In breast cancer, the tumor is tested to determine if estrogen receptors are present on the malignant cells; if they are present, then anti-estrogen therapy is given as a part of the treatment. ...Read more

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Receptor (Definition)

An organ, cell or molecule that accepts an outside signal and causes an internal change. Eyes receive light, touch receptors send messages to the brain when stimulated by pressure and estrogen receptors bind Estradiol causing responses of normal breast, ovary and uterus cells to rising and falling levels of the female steroid hormones. Most of the time "receptor" refers to one ...Read more


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What is estrogen receptor positive breast cancer?

What is estrogen receptor positive breast cancer?

One with receptors.: These are tumors with estrogen receptors on them. This makes them susceptable to some chemotherapeutic agents, like tamoxifen. ...Read more

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What is meant by having estrogen receptor positive breast cancer?

What is meant by having estrogen receptor positive breast cancer?

Feeds the cancer: Most breast cancers are estrogen receptor positive. The cancer cells have receptors that fit the estrogen molecule that a body produces. Think: a lock and key - when estrogen binds to the receptor the tumor cell is stimulated to grow and divide. Er+ tumors can be blocked by tamoxifen and Arimidex (and others) that interfere with this pathway. ...Read more

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Natural breast cancer remedies? I learned that estrogen-receptor blockers treat cancer, but what are some ER blockers?

Natural breast cancer remedies? I learned that estrogen-receptor blockers treat cancer, but what are some ER blockers?

I am not sure what u: Mean by "natural" but if u mean something other than what ur oncologist recommends u are putting urself at great risk of failed treatment. There have been great strides made in the treatment of breast cancer and the current therapies are well documented and successfully employed with thousands of patients every year. Feel free to obtain a second opinion but seek a proven treatmnt, not snakeoil. ...Read more

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Evista estrogen receptor for uterine cancer?

Evista estrogen receptor for uterine cancer?

Unclear Question?: These are somewhat unrelated questions which makes it difficult for me to address your question. Evista is not used for treating cancer...It is sued for treatment/prevention of osteoporosis. Estrogen receptors are specialised protein receptors found in breast cancer.Uterine cancer has little bearing on either of the two references you have listed. ...Read more

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Estrogen receptor ER positive breast cancer adjuvant Taxol benefits?

Estrogen receptor ER positive breast cancer adjuvant Taxol benefits?

Get Oncotype: In order to answer this question, more details are needed (size of tumor, lymph node involvement, etc). A test that will help to decide if you need chemotherapy or not is the oncotype dx. I highly recommend you speak with your oncologist and even consider a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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My mom had estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer, should I be taking birth control or getting pregnant?

It is your choice.: Even a family history of breast cancer should not stop you from having kids, especially if you are healthy and cancer free. There are also several treatment options for estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer, like tamoxifen. Birth control is, of course, an option if you do not feel ready to have children yet, regardless of your family history. Get counseling from your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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What are estrogen receptors? For someone with uterine fibroids?

What are estrogen receptors? For someone with uterine fibroids?

Receptors: Receptors are part of the cell that interact via messages or stimuli (in this case estrogen) and initiate a response due to a stimuli. Estrogen can cause fibroids to grow while in menopause, when there is lack of estrogen, the fibroids shrink Best wishes Dr M ...Read more

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What causes growth plates not to close by 25? Read for boys can be lack of estrogen receptors but what causes this in females who completed puberty?

What causes growth plates not to close by 25? Read for boys can be lack of estrogen receptors but what causes this in females who completed puberty?

Never seen it: Are you sure? Many growth plates leave a scar that can mimic an open plate, but rarely to the point that it fools a specialist. Can you post the xray? ...Read more

Estrogen Receptor (Definition)

An estrogen receptor is a protein found on some cells in the human body that is activated by the hormone estrogen. Once activated, the receptor sends a signal to the cell nucleus to activate certain genes. In breast cancer, the tumor is tested to determine if estrogen receptors are present on the malignant cells; if they are present, then anti-estrogen therapy is given as a ...Read more


Antibody (Definition)

An antibody is a protein the body's immune system makes to identify potentially harmful substances in the body. Antibodies attach to the substance on a molecular level and mark it so the immune ...Read more