Discusses megestrol, a medicine sometimes used to treat breast cancer, endometrial cancer, and prostate cancer. Covers how well it works and side effects.
How It Works
Megestrol is a man-made
progestin similar to the hormone
progesterone. Experts do not completely understand how
megestrol works. But most believe that it interferes with receptors that help
breast cancer grow and spread.
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