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Endocrine cancer syndromes

Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1 (MEN1) is a rare hereditary cancer syndrome associated with tumors in organs that control hormones such as

  • Pituitary tumors
  • Adrenal cortical tumors
  • Tumors of the Islet cells of the pancreas
  • Parathyroid tumors
  • Carcinoid tumors and malignant Schwannoma (nerve cell tumors) are sometimes seen

Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2 (MEN2) is a rare hereditary cancer syndrome that involves

  • Medullary thyroid cancer (MTC), a key feature of this syndrome
  • Parathyroid cancer
  • Pheochromocytomas, a tumor of the adrenal gland
  • Mucosal neuromas, or "bumps" on tongue, lips, mouth