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What is the definition or description of: hormone therapy?

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Dr. Mathew Sorensen answered

Specializes in Urology

Hormone therapy: Hormone therapy would be a treatment that manipulates or alters a hormonal axis. In the urology world, hormone therapy consists of injections or pills to suppress or block the effect of testosterone typically used for prostate cancer patients.

Answered 3/17/2017

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Dr. Victor Beshay answered

Specializes in Fertility Medicine

Hormone therapy: Hormone therapy in ob/gyn refers to mainly hormone replacement at menopause. Estrogen, with or without progesterone, is given for replacement as estrogen hormone declines after the menopause.

Answered 1/25/2013

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Dr. Sanjay Agarwal answered

Specializes in Pulmonology

Exogenous hormones: Any hormone given from externally (body not being able to make it enough for its own need, or as a form of medication to achieve certain goal) comes under this category. Estrogen in menopause; thyroxine for hypothyroidism, Insulin in dm are all in this category; so are hormones in cancer treatments.

Answered 6/25/2014

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