Hormonal therapy, also known as endocrine therapy, is a type of treatment that uses medications to interfere with the action or production of certain hormones in the body. It is commonly used in the treatment of hormone receptor-positive breast cancer, prostate cancer, and other hormone-related conditions.


Hormonal therapy may be used alone or in combination with other treatments such as surgery, radiation therapy, or chemotherapy, depending on the specific situation and stage of the cancer. It is often used as adjuvant therapy after surgery to reduce the risk of cancer recurrence or as palliative therapy to control the growth and spread of cancer in advanced stages.


It is important to note that hormonal therapy can have side effects, which may vary depending on the specific medication used. Common side effects include hot flashes, fatigue, mood changes, decreased libido, and bone thinning. However, the benefits of hormonal therapy in treating hormone-related conditions often outweigh the potential side effects.


As always, it is best to consult with our oncologists who can provide personalized information and guidance regarding hormonal therapy as well as its potential benefits and risks for every patient.