NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,107 terms related to cancer and medicine.

ovarian ablation
(oh-VAYR-ee-un a-BLAY-shun)
Treatment that stops or lowers the amount of estrogen made by the ovaries. Types of ovarian ablation include surgery to remove both ovaries, radiation therapy, and the use of certain drugs. Ovarian ablation may be used to prevent and treat breast cancer. Also called ovarian suppression.