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What exactly is hormone chemotherapy?

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Dr. Amir Faridi
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Hormonal therapy

Certain breast cancers are hormone drive, estrogen receptor positive.
Hormonal therapy block receptors or formation of hormones in that way it decrease tumor growth and decrease the chance of recurrence of disease.

In brief: Hormonal therapy

Certain breast cancers are hormone drive, estrogen receptor positive.
Hormonal therapy block receptors or formation of hormones in that way it decrease tumor growth and decrease the chance of recurrence of disease.
Dr. Amir Faridi
Dr. Amir Faridi
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Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecology - Oncology

In brief: Receptor Therapy

Hormones are molecules produced in your body that attach to a specific hormone receptor and make cells grow or multiply or sometimes shut down.
Hormone therapy is designed to take advantage of this effect. We can either turn on receptor to make it do what we want them to do or block the receptor so that it doesn't do what it is supposed to do.

In brief: Receptor Therapy

Hormones are molecules produced in your body that attach to a specific hormone receptor and make cells grow or multiply or sometimes shut down.
Hormone therapy is designed to take advantage of this effect. We can either turn on receptor to make it do what we want them to do or block the receptor so that it doesn't do what it is supposed to do.
Dr. Ricardo Estape
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