Drugs for Prostate Cancer - Glossary

Dr. Simi Paknikar
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Simi Paknikar, MD
Last Updated on Nov 02, 2017
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Glossary

Oncologist: A doctor who specializes in treating cancer

Chemotherapy: Treatment with anticancer drugs

Hormone: A chemical substance produced in an organ, which, carried to an associated organ by the blood stream, influences its functional activity

Anti-neoplastic: Inhibits or prevents growth of neoplasms (cancers)

Metastatic Cancer: Cancer that has spread from one part of the body to another

Castration: Removal or destruction of the testicles or ovaries using radiation, surgery, or drugs. Medical castration refers to the use of drugs to suppress the function of the ovaries or testicles

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