Sex hormones and cancer

Some cancers or cancer treatments can change the amount of hormones the body produces. Sex hormones include oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone.

Treatments that cause sex hormone symptoms

Surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and hormone treatment can cause changes in sex hormone levels. Symptoms can include hot flushes, memory problems, tiredness and loss of sex drive.

Men - coping with sex hormone symptoms

Information and advice on symptoms men can have as a result of changes in sex hormone levels.

Women - coping with sex hormone symptoms

Information and advice on symptoms women can have as a result of changes in sex hormone levels.

Resources and support

There are lots of organisations, support groups and helpful books to help you cope with symptoms and side effects caused by cancer and its treatment.

Last reviewed: 
27 Feb 2014

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