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Grupo Hospitalario Quirónsalud

Quirónsalud has a multidisciplinary team of oncologists made up of experts in cancer of the breast, lung, and prostate, as well as colorectal cancer, endometrial cancer, kidney cancer, neuroendocrine tumors, and solid tumors.

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Dr. Jesús García Foncillas López

Director of the “OncoHealth” oncological institute of the department of oncology at Hospital Universitario Fundación Jiménez Díaz, and the Translation

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Vithas Xanit International Hospital

We are there for you when you most need us. Cancer treatment is generally a long 'fight' and so we wish to be by your side guaranteeing access and knowledge of the latest progress and offering you maximum psychological support and making your road to recovery as easy as possible.

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Dr. Emilio Alba

Director of the Xanit Oncology Institute (XOI)

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Hospital Quirónsalud Torrevieja

Hospital Quirónsalud Torrevieja is an ISO-certified private hospital located in the north of Torrevieja, championing excellence in cancer treatment and management.
IMTJ Best International Hospital of the world (awards 2017)

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Dr. Loubna Aakki

Consultant - Radiation Oncology

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Clinica La Luz

Our objective is the comprehensive care of the cancer patient through the use of the most current resources to fight cancer.

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Hospital General de Catalunya

Hospital General de Catalunya is known as one of the best Oncology hospitals in Spain and is specialized in all types of Oncology surgery and treatment.

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Quirónsalud Madrid University Hospital

Quirónsalud University Hospital in Madrid has 54,000 square meters in a unique building, which unites its practical nature with the comfort of patients and relatives. Quirónsalud University Hospital in Madrid offers 39 medical-surgical specialties

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Dr. Ramón Pérez Carrión

Head of Oncology Integral Unit

Dr. Javier Hornedo Muguiro

Associate Chief of Medical Oncology Division

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Sanitas Hospitales

Sanitas Hospitales offers comprehensive care in diagnosing and treating patients with cancer and non-malignant blood disorders. The hospital is on the forefront of cancer treatment and the expertise manifests itself in superior patient care.

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Hospital Quirónsalud Valencia

Hospital Quirónsalud Valencia is ranked as one of the best private schools in Spain, winning nine times in the TOP 20 award in recognition of its management and quality of care.

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Hospital Ruber Internacional

Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research is dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment and research of tumors in patients to ensure optimal outcomes across a broad spectrum of diagnoses.

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Hospital Quirónsalud Barcelona

Hospital Quirónsalud Barcelona is the benchmark for private healthcare in southern Europe, providing world-class service for the past seventy years.

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About Hormonal Therapy

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What are hormones?

Hormones are your body’s special chemical messengers which are created in the endocrine glands. The endocrine glands include glands such as the pancreas, thyroid, and testes in men and ovaries in women.

What is hormonal therapy?

Hormone therapy is a kind of treatment that works by adding, removing or blocking hormones from the body to stop or slow the growth of cancer cells. Cancers such as breast cancer and prostate cancer can be encouraged by hormones. However, sometimes the same hormones can slow, stop or kill the cancer cells. Hormone therapy involves using medications that prevent the cancer cells from getting the hormones they need to grow. Hormone therapy may be combined with other cancer treatments, such as radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

How hormone therapy works

Some cancers are hormone dependent or hormone sensitive, which implies that they need the hormones to grow and develop. Understanding the role of hormones is key to protecting and managing health. Hormone therapies can slow down or completely stop the growth of cancer by preventing the hormones from making the cancer cells grow and multiply or by stopping the hormones from being made.

Types of hormone therapy

Factors that influence the type of hormone therapy you get include age, type of tumor, the size of tumor and presence of hormone receptors on the tumor. The type of cancer you have is a factor used to determine the type of hormone therapy you will require:

  • Breast cancer hormone therapy
  • Womb cancer hormone therapy
  • Ovarian cancer hormone therapy
  • Prostate cancer hormone therapy
  • Kidney cancer hormone therapy
  • Thyroid cancer hormone therapy

Side effects of hormone therapy

While undergoing hormone therapy, you may experience some side effects which will depend on the type of hormone therapy you are receiving. The following include the general side effects that you may experience:

Weight gain: This can be controlled with exercise and diet changes.

Headaches: This side effect may occur but taking mild pain medication can help.

Memory problems: Your memory may get worse but writing down lists may help.

Tiredness: When you are taking hormone therapy you may experience fatigue.

Digestive system problems: You may experience nausea and your doctor may prescribe anti-nausea tablets. Constipation and diarrhea may also occur. In addition, you may lose or increase your appetite.

Menopausal symptoms: These include hot flushes, vaginal dryness, and low libido.

Thinning of the hair: This may occur although it may not be noticeable to other people.

Bone and muscle change: You may develop joint and muscle pain. Your bones may also thin and this may lead to osteoporosis.

Mood swings and depression: If hormone therapy gives you depression and mood swings you may be advice to talk to a counselor.

Blood clots: Some hormone therapy drugs may increase the risks of blood clots forming in the lower legs veins.

Erectile dysfunction: This is common in men getting hormone therapy for prostate cancer. This may be temporary or permanent.

Hot flushes and sweating: This may be troublesome but get better with time.

Breast tenderness: Breast tissue can be swollen and painful.

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