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Strike action from Saturday 24 February to Wednesday 28 February 2024

Junior doctors at The Christie will strike from 7am on Saturday 24 February until 11.59pm on Wednesday 28 February 2024.

We are proactively contacting patients with appointments that may be affected. If you have an appointment on any of these dates, please continue to come to The Christie and our other centres as planned, unless we contact you to tell you otherwise. Please do not call to check if your appointment is still going ahead.

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Hormone therapy

Hormones are natural substances made by glands in our bodies. They are carried around the body by the bloodstream and act as messengers to tell parts of the body to start or stop doing something.

Hormone therapy is a way to use hormones to help fight cancer. It uses medicine to block or lower the amount of hormones in the body. This can then stop or slow down the growth of cancer.

It is only suitable for certain cancers, including breast cancer, prostate cancer, ovarian cancer and womb (uterus) cancer. Your doctor will discuss with you if hormone therapy is suitable to treat your type of cancer.

Last updated: March 2023