Hormone-blocking therapy - is it worth it?
Recorded Thursday, 6 June 2019
Hormone-blocking therapy (also called endocrine therapy) is usually prescribed for women diagnosed with hormone receptor positive breast cancers. Hormone-blocking therapy works by lowering the amount of oestrogen in the body or by blocking oestrogen receptors on cancer cells. These drugs are very effective in treating hormone receptor positive breast cancers and reduce the risk of breast cancer returning - but for some women staying on hormone-blocking therapy for the long-term can be challenging.
This webcast will explore the challenges women with breast cancer face taking hormone-blocking therapy including ways to manage the side effects and reduce impacts on quality of life. Hear from leading experts, as well as a woman dealing with the challenges of hormone-blocking therapy and have the opportunity to ask questions online.