Hormonal Therapies

If the tumor has receptors for estrogen and progesterone (proteins present on the surface of some cancer cells), it is necessary to undergo a "hormonal" or anti-estrogen therapy. If the patient is in the fertile or premenopausal phase, the analogues of GNRH or hormones that block ovarian activity are added to these drugs. They are administered every month or every three months according to the intramuscular formulations. In addition to blocking ovarian activity, these drugs protect the ovaries to be able to reactivate once the therapy is finished and to be able to consider the recovery... Read More

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Vaccines and New Anticancer Therapies

Vaccines and New Anticancer Therapies

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The anticancer vaccines being tested are for therapeutic purposes and can help the body fight the diseased cells. The term Vaccine is universally associated with the concept of prevention. Prevention, in fact, has been the goal of vaccinations that have...
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Cancer Immunotherapy

Cancer Immunotherapy

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Immunotherapy represents a powerful new weapon against cancer that accompanies, and sometimes replaces, traditional anticancer treatments, such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. As suggested by the term itself, immunotherapy is a therapeutic strategy based on the action of the body's...
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Guide to Therapies

Guide to Therapies

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The guide to therapies tries to answer the most common questions from patients and their families about treatments that can be recommended by doctors after a diagnosis of cancer or during treatment: when they are needed, when they are not...
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