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Hormonal Therapy is designed to remove, block or add hormones to your body to impact the growth of certain cancer cells and tumors. This can be done by medication, surgical removal of the hormone-producing glands, or by radiation therapy.
Oral dispensing pharmacy advances in cancer treatment have led to the development of oral chemotherapy, which is now dispensed by Utah Cancer Specialist as a service to our patients. Swallowed with water, in the form of a tablet or capsule, oral chemotherapy can sometimes provide an easier method of taking cancer treatment.
Your doctor will provide recommendations and options to help you decide the most suitable treatment available to you. If your healthcare team recommends oral chemotherapy you will be able to take your treatment at home but you will still need to see your doctor regularly so that your progress can be monitored.