Hormone therapy is a medical treatment for blocking, removing or adding hormones for different purposes in both men and women.
With age, production of certain hormones decreases; with a hormone therapy, you can alter the production rate. Similarly, for cancer cells feeding on hormones, hormone therapy can control and reduce the production of certain hormones before final chemotherapy.
Hormones are naturally produced chemicals in the human body that are imperative for coordination of bodily functions throughout the body. There are various important hormones in our body such as testosterone, thyroid hormone, epinephrine, estrogen, progesterone, insulin, and cortisol.
Hormonal therapy doesn’t necessarily involve replacement of hormones, instead certain medications and external application of specific medicines can help in dampening the hormone production. For tumour removal, surgery isn’t a direct treatment. With medication, hormones are shrunk for final radiation therapy or removal.