Hormone therapy

About hormones

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 in our dedicated breast cancer pages.

Find more information on Hormone therapy and prostate cancer here.

Videos

You can also watch our short videos on hormone therapy.

Hormone therapy and breast cancer

This video tells you all about female hormone therapy. The information in this video was correct as of 1st August 2012.

More information on Hormone therapy and breast cancer.

Hormone therapy and prostate cancer

This video tells you all about male hormone therapy. The information in this video was correct as of 1st August 2012.

More information on Hormone therapy and prostate cancer.

Contact our Cancer Nurseline

Freephone 1800 200 700 to talk to a specialist cancer nurse. It's open Monday-Thursday from 9 am to 6 pm and Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.

Date Last Reviewed: 
Monday, March 14, 2016
Date Last Revised: 
Monday, March 14, 2016