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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Terapia de reemplazo de estrógeno

Estrogen replacement therapy (ES-truh-jin rih-PLAYS-munt THAYR-uh-pee)
Hormones (estrogen, progesterone, or both) given to postmenopausal women or to women who have had their ovaries surgically removed. Hormones are given to replace the estrogen no longer produced by the ovaries. Also called ERT.

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