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Prostate cancer: Glossary of terms

Here is a selection of terms which are relevant to the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer:
  • Brachytherapy Brachy is derived from the Greek word for 'close' as in nearby, and this term is used to describe the positioning of radioactive sources close to a tumour to deliver a very high radiation due to...
  • Endocrine Therapy This refers to the use of hormones or anti-hormones in the therapy of cancer. It is of particular relevance to cancers arising from hormone sensitive tissues. Thus, carcinoma of he breast and...