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hormone therapy

cancer treatment using drugs that interfere with hormone production or hormone action, or the surgical removal of hormone-producing glands. Hormone therapy may help kill or slow the growth of cancer cells that depend on hormones to grow. For example, it is a common form of treatment for certain breast and prostate cancers. See also androgen deprivation therapy, hormone receptor, hormone receptor assay.

Hormone therapy for breast cancer

... Less commonly used types of hormone therapy. ... Androgens (male hormones)
may rarely be considered after other hormone treatments for ...

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

Evolution of cancer treatments: Hormone therapy

... for the modern use of hormone therapy, such as ... that blocked male hormones
were found ... inhibitors, LHRH [luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone ...

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

Menopausal Hormone Therapy and Cancer Risk

... of hormone are much smaller than systemic therapies. ... the type and dose of
the hormones the doctor ... Reducing the cancer risks of hormone therapy. ...

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

Hormone (androgen deprivation) therapy for prostate cancer

... Hormone therapy is also called androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) or
androgen suppression therapy. ... levels of male hormones, called androgens ...

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

... Learn About Cancer » Thyroid Cancer » Detailed Guide » Thyroid hormone
therapy. Share this Page. Close. ... Thyroid hormone therapy. ...

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

Hormone therapy for breast cancer in men

... it first responds, other hormonal treatments may ... responding to other forms of
hormone therapy. ... 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

... 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

Hormone therapy for cancer of unknown primary

... most prostate cancers grow in response to male hormones called androgens ...
is likely to be a breast or prostate cancer, hormone therapy may be an ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerofunknownprimary/detailedguide/cancer-unknown-primary-treating-hormone-therapy