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Hormone therapy

In medicine, hormone therapy is the use of hormones in medical treatment and covers various types of hormones including growth hormones and sex hormones.

Types of hormone therapy include:

The oral contraceptive pill is a form of hormone therapy.

Anti-hormone treatment with hormone antagonists[?] is also used: for example, the use of antiandrogens to suppress androgenic hormones.

See also: chemotherapy

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