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Hormonal therapies are sometimes used to treat secondary cancer in the liver, usually if the cancer has spread from the breast|.
Hormones are substances that occur naturally in the body and control the growth and activity of normal cells. Hormonal therapies can be given to try to slow down the growth of cancer cells and improve symptoms.
Our section on secondary breast cancer| has more information about hormonal therapies|. We also have information on the different hormonal therapy drugs|.
Content last reviewed: 1 January 2013
Next planned review: 2015
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