Other drug treatments

Apart from radiotherapy, chemotherapy and surgery, there are other possible drug treatment options:

  • Hormone therapy. Consists of oral administration of hormones to prevent the malignant cells from reproducing by blocking the action of the oestrogens, thereby reducing size. It may be given in conjunction with chemotherapy.
  • Biological therapy. Applied in specific cases and consists of a substance that stimulates the immune system to fight the cancer. It also allows the body to recover from the side effects of the treatment.
  • New drugs. Research is currently underway into new drugs.