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luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone

[LOO-tee-uh-ny-zing] also called LHRH or gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH). A hormone made by the hypothalamus, a tiny gland in the brain, which affects the release of luteinizing hormone (LH) from the pituitary. This in turn affects testosterone levels in men and estrogen levels in women. See also luteinizing hormone, 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 ... is done with
drugs called luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) analogs ...

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

Evolution of cancer treatments: Hormone therapy

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

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

Cancer Glossary

... the body's ability to use androgens (male hormones). ... androgen deprivation
therapy, luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone analogs, orchiectomy. ...

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. ... which 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 breast cancer in men

... Luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) analogs and anti-androgens. ...
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

Hormone therapy for prostate cancer

... Others block the action of those hormones. ... LHRH analogs (luteinizing
hormone-releasing analogs): These drugs lower testosterone levels just as ...

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

Degarelix

... as hormones or hormone antagonists. It blocks gonadotropin-releasing
hormone (GnRH), also known as luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone ( ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/guidetocancerdrugs/degarelix