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).