Oncologie

Anti-hormone treatment

Female (oestrogen) and male (androgen) sex hormones can stimulate the growth of certain cancers of the breast or the prostate.  These are called hormone-sensitive or hormone-dependent cancers.  In such cases your doctor will prescribe an anti-hormone treatment (wrongly referred to as a hormone treatment) which either stops your body making the hormones or blocks their action, thus preventing them from stimulating the growth of tumours.

Depending on your situation, treatment is prescribed for several years in one of the following forms:

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Digestive troubles

Your treatment may possibly upset your digestion, provoking diarrhea or constipation. Diarrhea is marked by liquid stools or more frequent bowel movements (two to four times as often as usual). It may give rise to problems of dehydration or local irritation and be accompanied by stomach cramps.

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