corticosteroids


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(kort-i-kO-stir-oids)

Hormones that fight cancer activity in lymphomas and lymphoid leukemias. Corticosteroids (steroids) may also be used for hormone replacement and for the management of some of the complications of cancer and its treatment.

Read more information on managing breast cancer treatment side effects. Or, read about corticosteroids for pain management.

 

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Audio contributed by: Marisa Weiss, M.D.

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