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androgen deprivation therapy

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

hormone replacement therapy (HRT)

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

ultraviolet (UV) radiation

The invisible part of sunlight that causes tanning, sunburn and skin damage. It is also produced by solariums, tanning lamps and sunbeds. UV radiation cannot be seen or felt….

adjuvant therapy

A treatment given with or shortly after another treatment to enhance its effectiveness.

photodynamic therapy

A type of treatment using a cream that is activated by a light….

hormone therapy

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

biological therapy

A range of medicines made from purified versions of chemicals that naturally occur in the body. They include monoclonal antibodies and immunotherapy. Also called biotherapies.

News: Tele-workshop introduces cancer patients to relaxation therapy

This month Cancer Council Queensland will host a Learning to Relax Telephone Workshop – a first for the charity. Many people facing cancer have said that learning ways to better manage stress has helped them cope, which is…

neo-adjuvant therapy

Giving treatment before the primary treatment to try and make the primary treatment more successful….

News: Chemotherapy and radiation in childhood can cause rare cancer

Australian children diagnosed with cancer and treated with chemotherapy or radiation therapy are around 50 times more likely to be diagnosed with a secondary therapy-related cancer, compared to the general population. New research by Children’s Health Queensland and Cancer Council…