IMPORTANT NOTICE: At Fortis Healthcare, we are fully supportive of the National priorities set out by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India. Further to the directives of the Government provided in their press release dated 8th Nov 2016, payments at Government hospitals can be made through 500 and 1000 Rupee denomination notes. In view of the hardship being caused to the large number of patients at private hospitals, we have made an urgent representation to the Government that this exemption should apply equally, for payments, at private hospitals. We are following up with the authorities and hope the Government will step in quickly to resolve this anomaly. Meanwhile, at Fortis hospitals across the country, we continue to accept payments through credit card, debit card and electronic banking transfers. As 500 and 1000 Rupee denomination notes are no longer legal tender we are only accepting 100 Rs and lower currency notes. As per Government regulation, a PAN card and legitimate ID proof is however required for payments in cash exceeding Rs 50,000. Meanwhile we continue to ensure that emergency cases get immediate medical attention without delay whatsoever and have put in more administrative staff and help desks to assist patients.

Hormone therapy for breast cancer

Hormone therapy for breast cancer is a treatment for breast cancers that are sensitive to hormones. The most common forms of hormone therapy for breast cancer work by blocking hormones from attaching to cancer cells or by decreasing your body's production of hormones.

Hormone therapy for breast cancer is often used after surgery to reduce the risk that the cancer will return. Hormone therapy for breast cancer may also be used to shrink a tumor before an operation, making it more likely the cancer will be removed completely.

If your cancer has spread to other parts of your body, hormone therapy for breast cancer may help control it.


Why it's done Risks What you can expect Results

Hormone therapy for breast cancer is only used to treat cancers that are hormone sensitive.

Some breast cancers are fueled by the natural hormones estrogen and progesterone. Doctors refer to these cancers as estrogen receptor positive (ER positive) or progesterone receptor positive (PR positive).

Your doctor determines if your cancer is ER positive or PR positive by analyzing a sample of your cancer cells.

Hormone therapy for breast cancer can help to:

  • Prevent cancer from coming back
  • Decrease the risk of cancer developing in other breast tissue
  • Slow or stop the growth of cancer that has spread
  • Reduce the size of a tumor prior to surgery

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