NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,128 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- ovarian suppression
- listen (oh-VAYR-ee-un suh-PREH-shun)
- Treatment that stops or lowers the amount of estrogen made by the ovaries. Types of ovarian suppression include surgery to remove both ovaries, radiation therapy, and the use of certain drugs. Ovarian suppression may be used to prevent and treat breast cancer. Also called ovarian ablation.