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Prostate Cancer Glossary

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There are currently 5 terms in this directory beginning with the letter H.
Health Disparities
Differences between groups in health outcomes related to preventing, detecting, treating, and surviving prostate cancer.
Health Equity
Health equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to prevent, find, treat, and survive prostate cancer. Achieving health equity requires removing obstacles to a usual source of healthcare and coordinated high quality specialty care; and ensuring that families have the resources to manage their health and navigate the primary and specialty care delivery system.
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)
HIFU is a minimally invasive procedure for the treatment of prostate cancer. It destroys prostate cancer cells through precise and focused ultrasound energy, or sound waves.
Hormone Therapy
A treatment that stops the making or action of hormones. In the case of prostate cancer, that hormone is testosterone, which is an androgen. Hormone therapy is also called androgen deprivation therapy (ADT).
Too much growth of cells or tissue in a specific area, such as the lining of the prostate.