Both sexes are affected by mesothelioma, but researchers have noticed that women tend to survive longer and have less aggressive tumors. A group of Italian researchers believed that this might have something to do with estrogen. Their studies showed that this was true.
According to the research, patients with more estrogen receptor beta had less cancer cell growth. They also found that as estrogen was introduced to mesothelioma cancer cells, those cells stopped growing or slowed growth.
More research is needed before scientists can determine whether or not estrogen can be used as a cancer treatment.
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