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Offered at Dignity Health Cancer Institute of Greater Sacramento, hormone therapy is a common treatment for cancers (such as breast cancer, prostate cancer, and thyroid cancer) that blocks the effects of hormones that stimulate growth of certain cancers. This deprives cancer cells of the “fuel” they need to grow.
Hormone therapy often involves taking medicines. Our oncologists may also recommend removing part or the entire organ that is making the hormone.
Find the ideal hormone therapy in the Sacramento region for your cancer symptoms and treatment with the experienced care team at Dignity Health Cancer Institute of Greater Sacramento. We use the latest technologies and methods to provide state-of-the-art cancer treatment to every patient. Call 888.800.7688 or Find a Doctor online to schedule a consultation.
Your oncologist may use hormone therapy to treat:
Side effects are likely with hormone therapy because it changes the natural balance of your body’s hormones:
Hormone therapy can control your symptoms for a long time, though some of the medicines recommended must be taken for years in order to be most effective. Hormone therapy with surgery is generally permanent.
Your doctor and nurse navigator will thoroughly discuss with you the effects of hormone therapy, including risks and complications, so you can know how to prepare. Your well-being is our top priority. Reach out to our professionals today to learn more.