Hormonal carcinogenesis and hormone dependents neoplasm

Alessandra Estrêla da Silva Rogéria Serakides Geovanni Dantas Cassali About the authors

The hormone-dependent neoplasms may originate from genetic mutations resulting the normal cells proliferation or of the cells multiplication already transformed by other carcinogen. Some hormones and anti-hormones drugs are being used with success in the treatment of those neoplasm in humans. In spite of the elevated frequency of the hormone dependent neoplasms in the animals, the use of antagonistic hormones and anti-hormones drugs, as well as the identification immunohistochemical of hormones receptors in the neoplasm is not already part of the veterinary hospitals routine.

carcinogenesis; hormones; treatment; immunohistochemical


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