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What kinds of breast cancer are fueled by hormones?

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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Receptor Positive

Breast cancers that have receptors for estrogen and Progesterone are fueled by hormones.
These are the so called er and pr positive tumors. Hormone therapy plays and important role in the treatment of these types of breast cancers.

In brief: Receptor Positive

Breast cancers that have receptors for estrogen and Progesterone are fueled by hormones.
These are the so called er and pr positive tumors. Hormone therapy plays and important role in the treatment of these types of breast cancers.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery

In brief: Hormone Receptor +

Breast cancer can be differentiated into 2 groups: those that have estrogen and/or Progesterone receptors and those that do not.
These receptors are proteins that are present on normal breast cells as well. These natural hormones fit into these receptors like a lock-and-key to stimulate these cells. "anti-estrogen" chemotherapeutics can take advantage of these receptors and disable these cells.

In brief: Hormone Receptor +

Breast cancer can be differentiated into 2 groups: those that have estrogen and/or Progesterone receptors and those that do not.
These receptors are proteins that are present on normal breast cells as well. These natural hormones fit into these receptors like a lock-and-key to stimulate these cells. "anti-estrogen" chemotherapeutics can take advantage of these receptors and disable these cells.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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