Hormone Therapy, Biotherapy and Targeted Therapy
Medical oncologists at Miami Valley Hospital have experience treating cancers with hormone therapy, targeted therapy and biotherapy.
Some cancers need hormones to grow. Hormone therapy keeps cancer cells from getting or using the hormones they need. It is a whole body therapy.
Biotherapy is another type of whole body therapy. It helps the immune system fight cancer.
Targeted cancer therapies employ drugs or other substances that block the growth and spread of cancer by interfering with specific molecules involved in tumor growth and progression. These therapies attack the cancer cells' inner workings, or programming, that makes them different from normal, healthy cells.
Preparing for Hormone Therapy, Biotherapy or Targeted Therapy
Premier Health Library
The Premier Health Library offers a wealth of information about cancer and systemic (whole body) therapies. Learn about conditions, treatments, how to prepare for surgery and much more.
Content Updated: December 5, 2014