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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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Total androgen blockade (TOH-tul AN-droh-jen blah-KAYD)
Therapy used to eliminate male sex hormones (androgens) in the body. This may be done with surgery, hormonal therapy, or a combination.

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