Every year in Italy a 40 thousand women approximately is prescribed hormone therapy (also called endocrine therapy) for breast cancer and, to a lesser extent, for some rarer forms of neoplasm of the endometrium and ovary. Very useful for effectively treating the disease and preventing recurrences, hormone therapy is used for a long time (from 5 to 10 years) and is generally considered “well tolerated” by patients, especially when compared to the much more dreaded chemotherapy. However, its impact may be important for women’s quality of life implications for intimacy and sexual relationshipson psychological well-being and bone health, but something can be done to counter the side effects, which are more severe in young women.
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