Sex hormones and cancer

Some cancers or cancer treatments can change the amount of hormones the body produces. Sex hormones include oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone.

Treatments that cause sex hormone symptoms

Cancer treatments can cause changes in sex hormone levels. Symptoms can include hot flushes, memory problems, tiredness, and loss of sex drive.

Living with the effects of hormone therapy for prostate cancer

Learn how hormone therapy for prostate cancer can affect the levels of your hormones.

Women - coping with sex hormone symptoms

Information and advice on symptoms women can have as a result of changes in sex hormone levels.

Resources and support

There are organisations, support groups and helpful books to help you cope with symptoms and side effects caused by cancer and its treatment.

Last reviewed: 
20 Sep 2022
Next review due: 
20 Sep 2025
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