1. Is there a blood test that can be done to check my hormone receptor status?
Not at present. The cancer cells do not "shed" the receptors, so they are not detectable in the blood. They must be evaluated in the cancer tissue itself. However, research is ongoing and new technologies continue to be developed.
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