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luteinizing hormone

[LOO-tee-uh-ny-zing] also called LH. A hormone made by the pituitary that stimulates the testicles to make testosterone in men and the ovaries to make estrogen in women. See also hormone, pituitary, testicles, testosterone.

Cancer Glossary

... GnRH) analogs. Man-made hormones, chemically similar to luteinizing
hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH). In men, they ...

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

Hormone therapy for breast cancer

... positive — they contain receptors for the hormones estrogen (ER ... ovarian
ablation is done with drugs called luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone ...

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

Evolution of cancer treatments: Hormone therapy

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

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

Cancer Glossary

... ability to use androgens (male hormones). ... as part of hormone therapy to ...
androgen deprivation therapy, luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone ...

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

Hormone therapy for ovarian cancer

... Hormone therapy is the use of hormones or hormone-blocking drugs to fight
cancer. ... Luteinizing-hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) agonists. ...

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

Hormone therapy for breast cancer

... Luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) analogs: The ovaries are
the main source of estrogens in women who have not gone through ...

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

Hormone (androgen deprivation) therapy for prostate cancer

... Luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) antagonists. ... helps stop these
cells from making certain hormones, including androgens. ...

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

Hormone therapy for prostate cancer

... Others block the action of those hormones. ... is as a form of hormone therapy. ...
LHRH analogs (luteinizing hormone-releasing analogs): These drugs ...

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

Hormone therapy for breast cancer in men

... Luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) analogs and ... and bicalutamide
work by blocking the effect of male hormones on breast ...

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

Menopausal Hormone Therapy and Cancer Risk

... your doctor can tell for certain by testing your blood for levels of certain
hormones made by the pituitary gland, called luteinizing hormone (LH) and ...

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