Female sex hormones are produced in both females and males. They influence almost every aspect of human physiological functions, activities and behaviours. Disturbance in female sex hormones may result in variety of disorders including cancer. Attention is usually focused on female sex hormone-related cancers in reproductive organs in females such as breast, cervix and ovary. However, advances in science have discovered that female sex hormones also have a great impact on cancers in non-reproductive organs and tissues such as colon, oesophagus and thyroid in both men and women. This book describes and summarises the up-to-date information on an emerging topic of female sex hormones and cancer.
Preface; Contributors; Role of Sex Steroids in Bladder Cancer; Molecular Players & Cellular Pathways in Estrogen-Modulated Breast Cancer; Sex Hormone Receptors & Epigenetics in Breast Cancer; Role of Estrogen in the Development, Prevention & Intervention of Cervical Cancer; Estrogen & Colorectal Cancer; Sex Hormones & Esophageal Cancer; Estrogen in Regulating the Gender Disparity of Hepatocellular Carcinoma; Lung Cancer Sex Differences; The Role of Estrogen in the Development & Treatment of Ovarian Cancer; Estrogen Receptor Implications in Human Pancreatic Cancer; Estrogens & Estrogen Receptors in the Prostate Development, Estrogenization, & Carcinogenesis; Estrogen & Thyroid Cancer; Index.