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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Megestrol

A drug used to block estrogen and suppress the effects of estrogen and androgens. It is used to treat breast and endometrial cancer, and is being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. It is also used to improve appetite in patients with cancer. Megestrol belongs to the group of hormones called progestins. Also called Megace.

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