How long do hormonal treatments last?
As stated above there are different reasons for receiving hormonal treatments and each of these have a different time frame. Hormonal treatments given before surgery (neoadjuvant) can last from 3-6 months as long as it is working to shrink the cancer. Treatment after surgery/chemotherapy/radiation (adjuvant) will normally last anywhere from 5-10 years. Finally, treatment given for metastatic disease will be continued as long as it is working to shrink the cancer or keep it under control.