Hormone therapy for prostate cancerAndrogen deprivation therapy; ADT; Androgen suppression therapy; Combined androgen blockade
Hormone therapy for prostate cancer uses surgery or drugs to lower the levels of male sex hormones in a man's body. This helps slow the growth of prostate cancer.
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