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Glossary of Common Urologic Terms

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Adenocarcinoma
A malignant tumor that originates in the cells of a gland, such as the prostate gland.
Adjuvant Therapy
Treatment occurring immediately after the primary treatment with the purpose of increasing the probability of success.
Androgen
A type of hormone that controls the development and maintenance of masculine characteristics.
Anti-Androgen
A substance that tends to inhibit the production, activity, or effects of a male sex hormone, typically preventing the growth of prostate cancer cells.