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Hormone therapy is a form of systemic therapy that works to add, block or remove hormones from the body to slow or stop the growth of cancer cells. Hormone therapies slow or stop the growth of hormone receptor-positive tumors by preventing the cancer cells from getting the hormones they need to grow. They do this in a few ways. Some hormone therapies, like the drug tamoxifen, attach to the receptor in the cancer cell and block estrogen from attaching to the receptor. Other therapies, like aromatase inhibitors, lower the level of estrogen in the body so the cancer cells cannot get the estrogen they need to grow. Hormone therapy for breast cancer treatment is different from menopausal hormone therapy (MHT). MHT may also be called postmenopausal hormone use or hormone replacement therapy.
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