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View in Spanish: Terapia antihormonal

Antihormone therapy (AN-tee-HOR-mone THAYR-uh-pee)
Treatment with drugs, surgery, or radiation in order to block the production or action of a hormone. Antihormone therapy may be used in cancer treatment because certain hormones are able to stimulate the growth of some types of tumors.

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