Megestrol is a hormonal therapy drug used to treat breast and womb cancer that has spread to other parts of the body (secondary cancer). It may also be used to treat breast and womb cancer that has come back after treatment (recurrent).
Megestrol can also be used to improve your appetite.
It is best to read this information with our general information about hormonal therapies and the type of cancer you have.
Your doctor will talk to you about this treatment and its possible side effects before you agree (consent) to have treatment.