Hormone Therapy

What is Hormone Therapy?

Hormone therapy reduces or halts the growth of cancer cells that grow and spread through hormones. Patients might also hear this therapy referred to as hormone treatment or endocrine therapy.

What Does Hormone Therapy Do?

There are two types of hormone therapies: those that stop the production of specific hormones, and those that disrupt how hormones respond in the body. Hormone therapy is used to lessen the chance cancer will return, or to slow or stop growth. Patients often experience fewer symptoms with hormone therapy.

Is Hormone Therapy Right for Me?

Oregon Oncology Specialists will work closely with you to determine if hormone therapy is an appropriate course of treatment. Our providers may use hormone therapy alongside other cancer treatments.