Hormone Therapy

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Hormone Therapy

 

the therapeutic use of hormonal preparations.

Hormone therapy is subdivided into replacement therapy (used when an endocrine gland ceases to function), stimulation therapy (used for insufficient function of the gland), and inhibitory, or blocking, therapy (for excessive hormone production). Hormone therapy is also used in treating many diseases that are unconnected with endocrine disturbances.

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Previously hormonal therapy was also hailed as having such a beneficial effect on cognitive function, that Alzheimer's disease progression could be retarded.
Sometimes, doctors may prescribe hormonal therapy for psychological reasons--so that the patient feels that he is receiving some form of treatment.
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But members of the Early Breast Cancer Trialists Collaborative Group, found that when both chemotherapy and hormonal therapy are used, it improves the long-term survival rates.
Moreover, a review of the literature was performed for similar reports of prostate cancer regression with hormonal therapy alone.
When suc h tumors are not resectable, management with radiotherapy, hormonal therapy, immunotherapy, or chemotherapy can be considered.
The district court ruled that the prison officials reasonably relied on the medical professionals' opinions as to the propriety of withdrawing the inmate's hormonal therapy and were entitled to qualified immunity on the inmate's [ss] 1983 claim.
l A hormone receptor test then hormonal therapy if suitable.
The first study, conducted by McLeod on 255 patients, compared Abarelix with the combination of leuprolide and bicalutamide, the current hormonal therapy.
Preliminary studies are now being proposed to evaluate hormonal therapy for MS.
The Company's response provides the information requested by the FDA and includes its development plans for Capesaris as a secondary hormonal therapy for advanced prostate cancer at doses lower than those previously tested by the Company.
Covered in this Report The Global Prostate Cancer Drugs market can be divided into four segments: Hormonal Therapy, Chemo Therapy, Immuno Therapy and Targeted Therapy.