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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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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.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.