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luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone analogs

[LOO-tee-uh-ny-zing] also called LHRH analogs, LHRH agonists, or gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) analogs. Man-made hormones, chemically similar to luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH). In men, they stop the testicles from making the male hormone testosterone and are sometimes used to treat prostate cancer. In women, they stop the ovaries from making the female hormone estrogen. See also androgen deprivation therapy, luteinizing hormone, luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone antagonists, prostate.

Cancer Glossary

... or gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) analogs. Man-made hormones,
chemically similar to luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH). ...

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

Hormone (androgen deprivation) therapy for prostate cancer

... Luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) antagonists. ... by lower levels
of these other hormones. ... with orchiectomy or LHRH analogs as first ...

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

Hormone therapy for breast cancer

... contain receptors for the hormones estrogen (ER ... is done with drugs called
luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) analogs, such as ...

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

Cancer Glossary

... See also luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone analogs. ... male hormones)
in the ... therapy, luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone antagonists ...

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

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

... as aromatase inhibitors, LHRH [luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone]
analogs and inhibitors ... 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

... 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 therapy for breast cancer in men

... Luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) analogs and anti-androgens. ...
the effect of male hormones on breast ... LHRH analogs, either alone or ...

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

Histrelin Implant

... It is a hormone similar to luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) in
your body, which controls the production of other hormones which in ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/guidetocancerdrugs/histrelin-implant