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estrogen therapy

sometimes called estrogen replacement therapy. The use of estrogen from other sources after a woman’s ovaries stop making it. This type of hormone therapy is sometimes used for short periods to relieve symptoms of menopause. Estrogen alone can raise the risk of endometrial cancer (cancer of the lining of the womb), so a women who still has a uterus (womb) is usually also given progesterone to lower this risk. It might also increase breast cancer risk slightly in some women. See also estrogen, menopausal hormone therapy, menopause, progesterone.

Hormone therapy for breast cancer

... This may allow some other hormone therapies to work ... or with tamoxifen as
hormone therapy in pre ... women so they no longer produce estrogen. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-treating-hormone-therapy

Menopausal Hormone Therapy and Cancer Risk

... leads to health risks, but the amounts of hormone are much smaller than
systemic therapies. ... Estrogen replacement therapy and risk of ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/othercarcinogens/medicaltreatments/menopausal-hormone-replacement-therapy-and-cancer-risk

Hormone therapy for breast cancer

... of the cancer. Hormone therapy for breast cancer works by blocking
the effects of estrogen or lowering estrogen levels. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/overviewguide/breast-cancer-overview-treating-hormone-therapy

Hormone therapy for endometrial cancer

... The goal of tamoxifen therapy is to prevent any estrogens circulating ... Even
though tamoxifen may prevent estrogen from nourishing the cancer cells ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/endometrialcancer/detailedguide/endometrial-uterine-cancer-treating-hormone-therapy

Hormone therapy for ovarian cancer

... Tamoxifen acts as an anti-estrogen in many tissues in the body, but as a weak
estrogen in others. The goal of tamoxifen therapy is to keep any ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/ovariancancer/detailedguide/ovarian-cancer-treating-hormone-therapy

Hormone therapy for breast cancer in men

... cancers in men are hormone receptor-positive (either estrogen receptor (ER ...
Hormone therapy does not help patients whose tumors are both ER ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancerinmen/detailedguide/breast-cancer-in-men-treating-hormone-therapy

Hormone Therapy: Better Guidance, Less Confusion

... Medicine yesterday which has the potential to add to women's confusion
regarding the risks of estrogen therapy to treat menopausal symptoms. ...

http://www.cancer.org/aboutus/drlensblog/post/2006/05/09/hormone-therapy-better-guidance-less-confusion.aspx

Hormone therapy for uterine sarcomas

... Hormone therapy is the use of hormones or hormone-blocking drugs to fight ...
releasing hormone (GNRH) agonists switch off estrogen production by ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/uterinesarcoma/detailedguide/uterine-sarcoma-treating-hormone-therapy

Hormone therapy for endometrial cancer

... Hormone therapy is the use of hormones or hormone-blocking drugs to fight ...
are still working to switch off the ovaries so they stop making estrogen. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/endometrialcancer/overviewguide/endometrial--uterine--cancer-overview-treating-hormone-therapy

Cancer Glossary

... See also estrogen receptor assay, estrogen therapy, hormone, hormone
therapy, ovary. ... See also estrogen, hormone therapy. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=e