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hormone

a chemical substance released in the body by the endocrine glands such as the thyroid, adrenals, or ovaries. Hormones travel through the bloodstream and set in motion various body functions. Testosterone and estrogen are examples of male and female hormones. See also adrenal gland, endocrine glands, hormone therapy, ovary, thyroid.

Hormone (androgen deprivation) therapy for prostate cancer

Hormone therapy, also called androgen deprivation therapy or androgen
suppression therapy, reduces androgen levels to prevent these hormones ...

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

Menopausal Hormone Therapy and Cancer Risk

... may also hear it described as hormone replacement therapy (HRT),
postmenopausal hormone therapy (PHT), or postmenopausal hormones (PMH ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/othercarcinogens/medicaltreatments/menopausal-hormone-replacement-therapy-and-cancer-risk

Evolution of cancer treatments: Hormone therapy | American ...

... aromatase inhibitors, LHRH [luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone] analogs
and ... Research to better understand how hormones influence cancer ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerbasics/thehistoryofcancer/the-history-of-cancer-cancer-treatment-hormone-therapy

Hormone therapy for breast cancer

... About 2 out of 3 of breast cancers are hormone receptor-positive — they contain
receptors for the hormones estrogen (ER-positive cancers) and/or ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-treating-hormone-therapy

Sex and hormone therapy

... Hormone therapy may be used to treat cancers of the breast and the lining
of the uterus. This treatment starves the cancer cells of the hormones ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/physicalsideeffects/sexualsideeffectsinwomen/sexualityforthewoman/sexuality-for-women-with-cancer-hormone-therapy

Thyroid hormone therapy | American Cancer Society

People who have their thyroids removed because of cancer have to take
hormone therapy to replace the hormones made by the thyroid. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/thyroidcancer/detailedguide/thyroid-cancer-treating-thyroid-hormone-therapy

Thyroid hormone treatment | American Cancer Society

People who have their thyroids removed because of cancer have to take
hormone therapy to replace the hormones made by the thyroid. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/thyroidcancer/overviewguide/thyroid-cancer-overview-treating-thyroid-hormone-therapy

Hormone therapy for breast cancer in men

... who are no longer responding to other forms of hormone therapy. ... greatly lowers
the levels of testosterone and other androgens (male hormones). ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancerinmen/detailedguide/breast-cancer-in-men-treating-hormone-therapy

Hormone therapy for ovarian cancer

... Hormone therapy for ovarian cancer. Hormone therapy is the use of
hormones or hormone-blocking drugs to fight cancer. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/ovariancancer/detailedguide/ovarian-cancer-treating-hormone-therapy

Hormone therapy for prostate cancer

Hormone therapy, also called androgen deprivation therapy, is used to reduce
levels of male hormones (androgens) in the body to help stop ...

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