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hormone receptor

a protein on a cell’s surface or within the cell cytoplasm that binds to a hormone. Some tumors can be tested for hormone receptors to see if they can be treated with hormones or anti-hormones. See also hormone therapy, hormone receptor assay, estrogen receptor assay, progesterone receptor assay.

Hormone therapy for breast cancer | American Cancer Society

... About 2 out of 3 of breast cancers are hormone receptor-positive — they contain
receptors for the hormones estrogen (ER-positive cancers) and/or ...

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

Hormone therapy for breast cancer | American Cancer Society

... Cancers that have hormone receptors in the cells (are ER-positive
or PR-positive) are called hormone receptor-positive. ...

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

Hormone therapy for breast cancer in men | American Cancer ...

... it appears to compete for hormone receptor sites in ... to other forms of hormone
therapy ... levels of testosterone and other androgens (male hormones). ...

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

Cancer Glossary

... for hormone receptors to see if they can be treated with hormones or
anti-hormones. See also hormone therapy, hormone receptor assay, estrogen ...

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

How is breast cancer in men classified? | American Cancer ...

... receptor (ER) and progesterone receptor (PR). ... These 2 hormones often fuel
the growth of ... breast cancer based on hormone receptors and HER2 ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancerinmen/detailedguide/breast-cancer-in-men-classifying

How is breast cancer classified? | American Cancer Society

... Estrogen receptor (ER) and progesterone receptor (PR). ... These 2 hormones
often fuel the growth of ... for both of these hormone receptors either on ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-classifying

Treatment of invasive breast cancer, by stage | American ...

... The tumor contains hormone receptors and hormone therapy is given. ... the other)
to all women who have a hormone receptor–positive (estrogen or ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-treating-by-stage

Tumor markers found on the cancer itself

... These 2 hormones often fuel the growth of ... Hormone receptor-positive breast
cancers tend to grow ... outlook than cancers without these receptors. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/tumormarkers/tumor-markers-t-m-cancer-itself

Cancer Glossary

... krin]. manipulation of hormones to treat ... assay, estrogen therapy, hormone,
hormone therapy, ovary. ... receptors (called estrogen-receptor negative or ...

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

How is breast cancer found? | American Cancer Society

... Hormone receptor status: Hormone receptors are proteins in cells that
can attach to hormones in the blood. Estrogen and ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/overviewguide/breast-cancer-overview-diagnosed