Hormone Therapy

The growth of some types of tumors depends on the hormones and are commonly called hormone-dependent or hormone-sensitive tumors. Hormone therapy helps manage hormone-dependent cancers by blocking their growth or reducing specific hormone levels.

Hormone therapy is usually given in combination with radiation therapy or surgery.

The following are some of the common cancers treated with hormone therapy:

  • Breast cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Uterine (endometrial cancer).


Yes, you can get back to normal, after you complete the advised chemotherapy regimen. To completely recover from the side effects of chemotherapy it may take a few weeks to months (depending on your overall health).

Treatment for prostate and breast cancers that depend on hormones for growth involves hormone therapy. The most typical combination of hormone therapy and other cancer therapies is.

Your skin will likely get a little bit drier and thinner, which is one of the first changes you'll probably notice. There will be a reduction in oil production and a reduction in pore size. You can become more prone to cuts and bruises, and in the first few weeks, you'll notice that the smells of your sweat and urine alter.