what is hormone therapy for cancer

what is hormone,therapy,Hormone therapy  Hormone therapy can treat some types of cancer, including prostate cancer and breast cancer, by taking advantage of the disease's dependence on hormones to grow.

Hormone therapy works by either stopping the body from producing hormones or interfering with how hormones affect the body.

Hormone therapy to treat breast cancer, or anti-estrogen therapy, focuses on lowering estrogen levels.

The treatment may involve surgical procedures, such as removal of the ovaries, or medications that interrupt signals from the pituitary gland, a gland that stimulates estrogen production.

Hormone therapy to treat prostate cancer, or androgen-suppression therapy, lowers testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT) production.

 Treatments include surgical procedures to remove one or both testicles and medications that prevent the production of testosterone and DHT.

Advantages of hormone therapy

Advantages of hormone therapy include:

effective treatment for preventing the spread of cancer to other parts of the bodycan help reduce the risk of cancer returning after surgery

Disadvantages of hormone therapy

There are some disadvantages to this type of treatment, such as:

only works on cancers that require hormones to growside effects for females include headaches, hot flashes, weight gain.