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ERPR : Estrogen/Progesterone Receptor

Estrogen/Progesterone Receptor

Estrogen receptors (ER) and progesterone receptors (PR; also called PgR) may be found in breast cancer cells. Cancer cells with these receptors depend on estrogen and related hormones, such as progesterone, to grow. Estrogen and progesterone influence many hormonal functions in women, such as sexual development, pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause. Useful For: Guiding decisions on hormonal therapy in patients with breast carcinomas This test is not useful for cases of lobular carcinoma in situ. Method […]

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