Hormone therapy for cancer

Hormone therapy is a treatment that uses medicines to block or lower the amount of hormones in the body to slow down or stop the growth of cancer. Find out more about when you might have it and the different types.

Side effects of hormone therapy in men

Many men find that the side effects are often worse at the start of treatment. They usually settle down after a few weeks or months.

Side effects of hormone therapy in women

Many women find that the side effects are often worse at the start of treatment. They usually settle down after a few weeks or months.

Osteoporosis risk and hormone therapy

Your risk of osteoporosis (bone thinning) can be affected by breast cancer treatment and other treatments that lower your oestrogen levels.

Last reviewed: 
27 Jun 2017

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