megestrol acetate

Pronunciation: (meh-JES-trol A-seh-tayt)

A drug used to treat advanced breast and endometrial cancer. It is also being studied in the treatment of anorexia and cachexia in patients with cancer and in other types of cancer or other conditions. Megestrol acetate blocks the effects of the hormone estrogen in the body, which may help keep some cancer cells from growing. It may also improve appetite. Megestrol acetate is a type of progestin.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Date last modified: 2016-02-24Megestrol Acetate