Breast cancer cells taken out during a biopsy or surgery will be tested to see if they have certain proteins that are estrogen or progesterone receptors when the hormones estrogen and progesterone attach to these receptors they fuel the cancer growth cancers are called hormone receptor positive . There are three main ways that hormone therapy is used to treat hormone sensitive breast cancer adjuvant therapy for early stage breast cancer research has shown that women who receive at least 5 years of adjuvant therapy with tamoxifen after having surgery for early stage er positive breast cancer have reduced risks of breast cancer . Hormone receptor tests breast cancers can have receptors for the female hormones oestrogen and progesterone cancers that have receptors for oestrogen are called oestrogen receptor positive or er positive breast cancer about 7 out of every 10 breast cancers are oestrogen receptor positive 70. Other hormonal therapies may be used to treat advanced breast cancer that is hormone receptor positive and does not respond to the treatments listed above megace chemical name megestrol is a form of progestin that suppresses the effects of estrogen on breast cancer cells. Overview hormone therapy for breast cancer is a treatment for breast cancers that are sensitive to hormones the most common forms of hormone therapy for breast cancer work by blocking hormones from attaching to receptors on cancer cells or by decreasing the bodys production of hormones
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