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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.

luteinising hormone-releasing hormone (LHRHa)

A hormone that helps control the production of testosterone.

hormone replacement therapy (HRT)

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

Radiation Therapy

cancer. Radiation therapy is also known as radiotherapy. Radiation therapy uses a controlled dose of radiation to kill cancer cells or damage them so they cannot grow, multiple or spread. View more Radiotherapy A…

volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT)

A type of radiation therapy whereby single or multiple beams of radiation sweep around the body, greatly reducing treatment time….

internal radiation therapy

See brachytherapy or radioisotope 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.

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.