Search: oestrogen

oestrogen receptor positive (ER+)

Breast cancer cells that have a receptor protein to which oestrogen will attach. Breast cancer cells that are ER+ depend on the hormone oestrogen to grow….


A female sex hormone produced mainly by the ovaries that helps mature and regulate the female reproductive system….


Drugs used to treat cancer that depend on hormones to grow.

aromatase inhibitors

Drugs that help prevent the growth of oestrogen-dependent cancer cells by reducing the amount of oestrogen in a post-menopausal woman’s body.

ovarian ablation

Stopping the ovaries from producing oestrogen, which is done surgically (oopherectomy) or with radiation therapy.


An anti-oestrogen hormone treatment….