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Hormonal Therapy for Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer

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by Wood D
 
Hormones are chemical messengers that regulate specific body functions. They are produced by various glands in the body and enter the blood stream, where they travel to other tissues and exert their influence. Hormonal therapy is used in cancer treatment to augment or interfere with the activity of certain hormones that can influence the growth of tumors.
Hormonal therapy is often used to treat uterine cancer if the cancer has spread, or if it recurs.
 

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