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A 38-year-old female asked:

I have had appendix cancer that spread & thyroid cancer. my dad had pancreatic cancer. i am curious about men1/2 & endocrine cancers. i'm only 37...?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Multiple Endocrine: You may have men 1 or 2, there are many resources available such as medscape to help you through this challenging health issue. You need a team of several doctors; surgery, oncology and endocrinology at least. Treatments, interventions, monitoring, genetic testing will be important. Good luck.
Dr. Richard Orr
Surgical Oncology 44 years experience
Probably not: Appendix cancer is not part of any men syndrome. Pancreatic cancer can be, but it is a specific type called a neuroendocrine tumor. Likewise, the thyroid cancer in men syndromes is called meduallry carcinoma, which make up only about 10% of all thyroid cancers.

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