Hormonal therapyinfo-icon is medicineinfo-icon or surgeryinfo-icon that reduces estrogeninfo-icon in the body. Your doctor may also call this type of treatment endocrineinfo-icon or anti-estrogen therapyinfo-icon. It is used for cancers that depend on estrogen or progesteroneinfo-icon to grow.

These types of cancers may be called hormone receptorinfo-icon-positive, estrogen receptor-positiveinfo-icon or progesterone receptor-positiveinfo-icon breast cancer.

Hormonal therapy is used to lower the risk of recurrenceinfo-icon in early-stageinfo-icon disease and to slow growth in metastaticinfo-icon disease.

Look below for more information from LBBC about hormonal therapy.