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Cancer Glossary

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See three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy.
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An enzyme that converts testosterone (a male hormone) to a more active hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT can cause the prostate to grow. Drugs that prevent this conversion are called 5-alpha reductase inhibitors and may be used to shrink an enlarged prostate or help reduce prostate cancer risk. See also prostate, testosterone.
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See five-year survival rate.
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See five-year relative survival rate.
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See five-year survival rate.
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See five-year survival rate.