Search: oestrogen

oestrogen receptor positive (ER+)

Breast cancer cells that have a receptor protein to which oestrogen will attach. Breast cancer cells that are ER+ depend on the hormone oestrogen to grow….

oestrogen

A female sex hormone produced mainly by the ovaries that helps mature and regulate the female reproductive system….

anti-oestrogen

Drugs used to treat cancer that depend on hormones to grow.

aromatase inhibitors

Drugs that help prevent the growth of oestrogen-dependent cancer cells by reducing the amount of oestrogen in a post-menopausal woman’s body.

ovarian ablation

Stopping the ovaries from producing oestrogen, which is done surgically (oopherectomy) or with radiation therapy.

tamoxifen

An anti-oestrogen hormone treatment….