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Endocrine system cancer

Endocrine system cancer: Introduction

A cancer that occurs in any part of the endocrine system. The endocrine system consists of hormone secreting endocrine glands such as the pituitary, thyroid, adrenal, pancreatic and adrenal glands. Cancers of these organs usually results in excessive hormone secretion. Examples of endocrine system cancers include adrenocortical carcinoma, thyroid cancer and Cushing's syndrome or adrenal tumor. ...more »

Symptoms of Endocrine system cancer

  • Symptoms can vary considerably depending on the specific location of the cancer
  • Changes in hormone levels
  • Pituitary hormone symptoms
  • Thyroid hormone symptoms
  • Parathyroid hormone symptoms
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Endocrine system cancer

  • Treatment of endocrine system cancer depends on the underlying type of cancer and the staging of the disease, as well as the age and other health problems of the patient. Treatments include:
    • Medical management of any hormonal or electrolyte imbalances due to tumor over or undersecretion prior to surgery
    • Surgery - for tumor removal
    • Radiotherapy
    • Chemotherapy - if the tumor is chemo-sensitive
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Endocrine system cancer: Deaths

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Types of Endocrine system cancer

Endocrine system cancer: Complications

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Causes of Endocrine system cancer

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Endocrine system cancer: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Endocrine system cancer

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Hospitals & Clinics: Endocrine system cancer

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Endocrine system cancer: Rare Types

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Prognosis for Endocrine system cancer

Research about Endocrine system cancer

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Clinical Trials for Endocrine system cancer

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Statistics for Endocrine system cancer

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