NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,122 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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androgen deprivation
(AN-droh-jen DEH-prih-VAY-shun)
Treatment to suppress or block the production or action of male hormones. This is done by having the testicles removed, by taking female sex hormones, or by taking drugs called antiandrogens. Also called androgen ablation and androgen suppression.