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androgen deprivation therapy

also called ADT. Treatment to reduce levels of androgens (male hormones) in the body or to prevent them from reaching cancer cells. For example, since androgens stimulate prostate cancer to grow, ADT often makes prostate cancers shrink or grow more slowly. See also anti-androgens, chemical castration, hormone therapy, luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone antagonists, luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone agonists, orchiectomy, testosterone.

Hormone (androgen deprivation) therapy for prostate cancer

... Cryosurgery for prostate cancer. Next Topic. Chemotherapy for prostate cancer.
Hormone (androgen deprivation) therapy for prostate cancer. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostatecancer/detailedguide/prostate-cancer-treating-hormone-therapy

Complementary and alternative therapies for prostate cancer

... Complementary and alternative therapies for prostate cancer. ... What
exactly are complementary and alternative therapies? ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostatecancer/detailedguide/prostate-cancer-treating-c-a-m

Hormone Therapy Not Shown to Benefit Older Patients with ...

... In recent years, though, androgen deprivation therapy has become an
increasingly popular first-line alternative to the 3 most common treatments ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/news/hormone-therapy-not-shown-to-benefit-older-patients-with-early-prostate-cancer

Expectant management (watchful waiting) and active ...

... or extent of tumor (based on the number of biopsy samples containing tumor)
are both signals to start treatment (usually surgery or radiation therapy ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostatecancer/detailedguide/prostate-cancer-treating-watchful-waiting

Cancer Glossary

... Some alternative therapies are known to cause harmful or even ... an-druh-jen
ab-lay-shun]. see androgen blockade, androgen deprivation therapy. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=a

Hormone therapy for prostate cancer

... The goal of hormone therapy (also called androgen deprivation) is to lower
the levels of the male hormones (androgens), such as testosterone, or ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostatecancer/overviewguide/prostate-cancer-overview-treating-hormone-therapy

Prostate cancer that remains or recurs after treatment

... If an anti-androgen drug has not been tried as part of the initial hormone
therapy, it is often added at this time. If a man is ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostatecancer/detailedguide/prostate-cancer-treating-recurrence

Cryosurgery for prostate cancer

... Radiation therapy for prostate cancer. Next Topic. Hormone (androgen
deprivation) therapy for prostate cancer. Cryosurgery for prostate cancer. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostatecancer/detailedguide/prostate-cancer-treating-cryosurgery

Combination Therapy Increases Survival in Some Prostate ...

... The 10-year survival rate for men who received androgen deprivation therapy
(ADT) combined with radiation was 62%, compared to 57% for men ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/news/combination-therapy-increases-survival-in-some-prostate-cancer-patients

Radiation therapy for prostate cancer

... Next Topic. Cryosurgery for prostate cancer. Radiation therapy for prostate
cancer. ... External beam radiation therapy (EBRT). ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostatecancer/detailedguide/prostate-cancer-treating-radiation-therapy