What is Chemotherapy?
Chemotherapy concerns the use of special cytotoxic drugs to treat cancers by either killing the cancer cells or slowing their growth.
Endocrine therapies are drugs used to treat hormone receptor positive breast cancer. Around two-thirds of breast cancers are hormone receptor positive, which means that they need female hormones (oestrogen and/or progesterone) to grow and reproduce. Most women with hormone receptor positive breast cancer will be offered hormone therapy.
Targeted therapies are drugs used to treat certain types of cancer cells. Targeted therapies are sometimes called biological therapies.