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Hormone therapy blocks the effects of hormones that stimulate the growth of certain cancers. It deprives cancer cells of what they need to grow. Hormone therapy is a common treatment for certain breast cancers, prostate cancers, and thyroid cancers.
Hormone therapy usually involves taking medicines. Sometimes, oncologists recommend removing all or part of the organ responsible for making the hormone.
Consult with an oncologist at Dignity Health to learn more about the best options for treating cancer with hormone therapy in Arizona. Find a Doctor or call 877.914.1670 to get started. We’ll walk with you throughout the diagnosis, treatment, and recovery stages, providing comprehensive care at every turn.
Your doctor at Dignity Health may use hormone therapy to treat:
Side effects are likely with hormone therapy because it changes the natural balance of hormones:
Ask your care team at Dignity Health about the specific risks and complications of your hormone therapy.
Temporary hormone therapy with medicines can last a long time. Some of these medicines are necessary for years in order to reach their maximum effectiveness at treating cancer. Hormone therapy with surgery is generally permanent.
For the best possible cancer treatment for your cancer diagnosis and symptoms, rely on the experienced oncology team at Dignity Health.