NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,812 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- hormone receptor test
- listen (HOR-mone reh-SEP-ter test)
- A test to measure the amount of certain proteins, called hormone receptors, in cancer tissue. Hormones can attach to these proteins. A high level of hormone receptors may mean that hormones help the cancer grow.