Search: oestrogen receptor positive (ER+)

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….

progesterone receptor positive (PR+)

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

anti-oestrogen

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

oestrogen

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

News: Smoke free schools and hospitals a positive step towards statewide smoke free public space

…support for smoke free spaces is higher than ever, with majority non-smokers and fewer than 15 per cent of the adult population smoking daily,” Prof Dunn said. “We call on the State Government to deliver on its commitment to protect…

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.

HER2

Human epidermal growth factor receptor 2. A type of protein found on most cells in the human body.

ovarian ablation

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

tamoxifen

An anti-oestrogen hormone treatment….

News: Arthur thanks volunteers for support

…their arrival at the lodge, but say they’ve been continually impressed by every aspect of this “home away from home.” Arthur is currently being treated for prostate cancer, but has proved himself to be a fighter over the years having…