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Progesterone

A hormone produced by the ovaries that has importance in menstruation and pregnancy.

Progesterone Receptor

A protein on the surface of a cancer cell that suggests progesterone helps the cancer grow. This means the cancer is more likely to respond to hormone therapy.

Progesterone Receptor Test

A test to see if a cancer relies on the hormone progesterone to grow. If so, it may respond to hormone therapy: see hormone receptors.

Cancer Dictionary

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