hormone receptor test

Definition / meaning of hormone receptor test

A test to measure the amount of certain proteins, called hormone receptors, in cancer tissue. Hormones can attach to these proteins. A high level of hormone receptors may mean that hormones help the cancer grow.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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