Breast Cancer

Hormonal Therapy Quiz

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Question 1 of 5

True or False: Hormonal therapy and hormone replacement therapy are two terms for the same treatment.

  • ATrue
  • BFalse

Question 2 of 5

Hormonal therapy will probably be effective for you if any/all of the following are true, with one exception:

  • AYou're pre-menopausal
  • BYour cancer is HER2-positive
  • CYour cancer is triple-negative
  • DYou have DCIS and have had surgery and radiation
  • EYou've never had breast cancer, but are considered high-risk due to your family history

Question 3 of 5

True or False: The drug tamoxifen is the gold standard of treatment for women with estrogen- or progesterone-receptive (ER/PR-receptive) breast cancer.

  • ATrue
  • BFalse

Question 4 of 5

Hormonal therapy may do all of the following except:

  • ABlock the ability of estrogen and/or progesterone to bind with cancer cells, thus denying them of a key hormone they need to grow
  • BLower the amount of estrogen produced outside the ovaries
  • CLower the risk of uterine cancer as well as breast cancer
  • DStimulate bone cells, resulting in stronger bones
  • EInhibit the formation of new blood vessels to cancer cells, starving them of nutrients

Question 5 of 5

True or False: The side effects for tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors are basically the same: weight gain, aching joints, and the chance of a second, different cancer.

  • ATrue
  • BFalse