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Breast Cancer Treatment Options: Hormone Therapy

Some tumors rely on female hormones of estrogen and/or progesterone to grow. In those women with estrogen- or progesterone-dependent tumors, hormone therapy may be used to prevent the growth, spread and recurrence of breast cancer.

The type of hormone therapy you receive depends upon many factors, such as the type and size of the tumor, your age, the presence of hormone receptors on the tumor, and other factors.


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