Jun 5, 2023

The Importance of Hormone Status in Breast Cancer: A Guide to Hormone Dependent Breast Cancer (HDBC)

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What hormone receptors are involved in HDBC? Why is it important to know breast cancer hormone status? The prognosis of HDBC Early detection Age and hormone status Recent research into HDBC Conclusion References Further reading

Hormone-dependent breast cancer (HDBC), also known as hormone receptor-positive breast cancer, is a type of breast cancer driven by hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. It is estimated that 70–80% of breast cancers are HDBC, making it the most common type of breast cancer.

Understanding the nature of HDBC is vital to further developing effective therapeutic and preventative strategies. Recent decades have seen breast cancer survival rates continuously improve. With better prevention and treatment, we can hope for these rates to improve further.

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