To speak to a specialist cancer nurse,
freefone the National Cancer Helpline
1800 200 700
Mon—Thurs 9am—7pm Fri 9am—5pm
Hormones are substances that are found naturally in body. Sometimes when cancer develops certain hormones stimulate the cancer cells to grow. Hormone therapies stop the hormone being released or prevent it acting on the cancer cells. Hormone therapy is most commonly used to treat some breast and prostate cancers.
Find more information on Hormone therapy and breast cancer here.
Find more information on Hormone therapy and prostate cancer here.
You can also watch our short videos on hormone therapy.
This video tells you all about female hormone therapy. The information in this video was correct as of 1st August 2012.
This video tells you all about male hormone therapy. The information in this video was correct as of 1st August 2012.
Freephone 1800 200 700 to talk to a specialist cancer nurse
It's open Monday-Thursday from 9am to 7pm and Friday from 9am to 5pm
National Cancer Helpline
Freefone 1 800 200 700
Talk to a specialist nurse
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