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hormone replacement therapy (HRT)

Drug therapy that supplies the body with hormones that it no longer produces naturally.

luteinising hormone-releasing hormone (LHRHa)

A hormone that helps control the production of testosterone.

hormone therapy

A treatment that blocks the body’s natural hormones that help cancer grow. Also called hormone treatment.

androgen deprivation therapy

A treatment that blocks the body’s natural hormones that help cancer grow. Also called hormone therapy or hormone treatment.

hormone treatment

A treatment that blocks the body’s natural hormones that help cancer grow, which is used when the cancer is growing in response to hormones. Also called hormone therapy.

intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)

A type of external radiation therapy in which the radiation beams are aimed from several directions, while the intensity (strength) is controlled by computers. This helps to reduce some side effects.

three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3D-CRT)

A type of external radiation therapy that uses a computer to shape the radiation beams to the shape of the tumour. This delivers high doses of radiation to the tumour while sparing the normal tissues as much as possible. Beams…

selective internal radiation therapy

A type of internal radiation therapy used to treat liver tumours. Also called SIRT.

radiation therapy

The use of radiation, usually x-rays or gamma rays, to kill cancer cells or injure them so they cannot grow and multiply. Sometimes radiation therapy is used to control pain.

internal radiation therapy

See brachytherapy or radioisotope therapy.