Combination Treatments

Hormone Use with Other Treatments

Hormone therapy can be used as neoadjuvant treatment to help make the tumor smaller prior to other treatments. For example, Zoladex (Goserelin Acetate) can be used in prostate cancer to reduce the size of the prostate prior to radiation treatment. As adjuvant therapy it is used to reduce the likelihood of cancer returning. Once a cancer has returned or spread to other locations in the body it is used to destroy cancer cells.

Prednisone is a common hormone that is administered to cancer patients, especially in combination with multi-agent chemotherapy regimens. Prednisone is used for other conditions, make sure it is part of the cancer treatment prior to coding it as part of a cancer treatment regimen.

Updated: December 21, 2023