Is This Treatment Right for You?
Estrogen makes certain types of breast cancers grow. By reducing the amount of the hormone or blocking its effects can reduce the risk of the cancer returning after surgery. That’s where hormone therapy comes in. Hormone therapy medicines can also be used to help shrink or slow the growth of some advanced-stage or metastatic breast cancers.
Mahesh Pandey, MD, a hematologist/oncologist at St. Mary’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, will explain how hormonal therapy works, the different types of medicines used, and potential side effects caused by the drugs at a free community presentation.
The presentation will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 5:30 pm at Lepage Large Conference Room, 99 Campus Avenue in Lewiston. Seating is limited so please call 777-8458 to reserve your seat today. Light refreshments will be served.
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