Hormone therapy for uterine cancer
Another uterine cancer treatment option we offer is hormone therapy, which slows the growth of cancer cells by reducing estrogen levels in the body. This type of hormone therapy may be used alone or in combination with surgery and other therapies, depending on the type and stage of the disease.
At Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), we use innovative approaches in uterine cancer hormone therapy, attacking the disease on multiple fronts with a variety of drugs. A common regimen may include progestins, which are a synthetic form of progesterone that slows or stops the growth of uterine cancer cells. Other drugs reduce estrogen levels or block its effect on cancer cells, including tamoxifen and gonadoptropin-releasing hormone agonists.
Our supportive care services help manage side effects of cancer hormone therapy, like hot flashes and low libido. We anticipate side effects by focusing on prevention, and manage them with a variety of approaches if they do occur. All of this is integrated into your overall uterine cancer treatment plan, with personalized support for you and your family.