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What is hormone therapy for prostate cancer?

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Hormone treatment (also called androgen deprivation therapy or androgen suppression therapy) removes, blocks, or adds hormones to treat prostate cancer. Hormones are chemical substances produced by glands in the body that enter the bloodstream and affect other tissues.

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Prostate Cancer Foundation: "Hormone Therapy."

National Cancer Institute: "Prostate Cancer Treatment (PDQ)."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 12, 2018

SOURCES:

Prostate Cancer Foundation: "Hormone Therapy."

National Cancer Institute: "Prostate Cancer Treatment (PDQ)."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 12, 2018

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