Each month, we ask a breast cancer expert to respond to your questions on a specific topic during an ask-the-expert residency. Answers to select questions will be posted to our website on an ongoing basis throughout the month.


The topic for the month of May is:


Understanding Hormonal Therapy


If you want to know about what hormonal therapy is, how it works and how it may affect you, ask our expert, Vijayakrishna K. Gadi, MD, PhD, your question using the form below.


While we make an effort to answer as many questions as we can, we are unable to answer all questions that are submitted. Dr. Gadi will answer questions on an ongoing basis throughout May; check back for updates.


If you have an urgent question or would like to speak to someone in person, please call our Survivors' Helpline at (888) 753-LBBC (5222).


About Our Expert


Vijayakrishna K. Gadi, MD, PhD, is assisntant professor of medicine in the division of oncology at the University of Washington and an assitant member of the clinical research division of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Wash. Dr. Gadi specializes in breast cancer as a medical oncologist at The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.


Dr. Gadi teaches and trains junior physicians and has a laboratory dedicated to understanding how pregnancy protects against or increases cancer risk. He has published a number of molecular epidemiology studies on the topic. His clinical research focuses on immune therapy for cancer.



Please do not submit any highly personal or identifying information (name, address, etc.) in your question. And remember: we cannot provide diagnoses, medical consultations or specific treatment recommendations. This service is designed for educational and informational purposes only. The information is general in nature. For specific healthcare questions or concerns, consult your healthcare provider because treatment varies with individual circumstances. The content is not intended in any way to substitute for professional counseling or medical advice.


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