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hormones

Chemical messengers in the body that send information between cells and control the actions of certain cells and organs.

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.

steroids

Hormones used to reduce swelling in the brain caused by a tumour….

androgen deprivation therapy

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

androgens

Male sex hormones that produce male physical characteristics such as facial hair or a deep voice. The main androgen is testosterone that is produced by the testes.

adrenal glands

Triangular glands resting on top of each kidney that produce adrenaline and other hormones.

sex-cord stromal cells

Ovarian cells that release the female hormones….

hormone receptors

Proteins in a cell that bind to specific hormones.

hormone replacement therapy (HRT)

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

hormone therapy

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