Hormone sensitive cancers are derived from hormonally responsive tissues including breast, prostate, uterus and adrenal gland. At Onco Life Centre, our oncologists may prescribe hormonal therapy in the adjuvant setting after radiation or surgery, to reduce the risk of cancer recurrence. Sometimes our oncologists may prescribe it before surgery (neoadjuvant therapy) or to treat cancer that has come back after treatment or that has spread to other parts of the body. Hormone therapy usually involves taking medications that prevent cancer cells from getting the hormones they need to grow. In some cases, our oncologists may recommend surgically removing or radiating the gland responsible for hormone production.
Our oncologists may use hormonal therapy in combination with other cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy.