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Dr. Peter Sadow
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Endocrine Tumors (Overview)

Endocrine tumors are abnormal growths that secrete hormones.


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I had a brain MRI completed to identify any organic damage, viruses, and endocrine tumors, who is the most qualified DR to request for interpretation?

I had a brain MRI completed to identify any organic damage, viruses, and endocrine tumors, who is the most qualified DR to request for interpretation?

Neuroradiologist: Hi. You needn't worry. Whichever doctor ordered it, it will be read by a qualified radiologist. You don't need to request anything. Of course you can't see a virus with anything less than an electron microscope, but you mean lesions that could be caused by viruses. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Peter Sadow
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Endocrine Tumors (Overview)

Endocrine tumors are abnormal growths that secrete hormones.


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Do you have to have blood diagnosis of endocrine tumor (what hormone secreting) before they send you for an MRI?

Do you have to have blood diagnosis of endocrine tumor (what hormone secreting) before they send you for an MRI?

Yes and No: It all depends on your symptoms. The diagnosis of Hormone producing endocrine tumors, requires several criteria including History/symptoms suggestive of a known entity (like carcinoid syndrome), clinical signs and physical findings to suggest a tumor and then an imaging test like an X-ray, Ct scan or MRI. Blood tests are sometimes helpful but only if the tumor is Hormone producing(functional). ...Read more

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Living with a Brain Tumor (Checklist)

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How is an endocrine tumor diagnosed?

How is an endocrine tumor diagnosed?

Combination: A combination of techniques is used to diagnose endocrine tumors. First the patient's symptoms are looked at closely. Lab work is done to verify levels and markers of hormones. Imaging such as mri, ct, ultrasound, or endoscopy can be used to visualize tumor masses. There are dna tests for tumors that are part of a syndrome. ...Read more

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What's the cause of neuro endocrine tumors?

What's the cause of neuro endocrine tumors?

Unknown: Like so many other cancers, the cause of neuro-endocrine cancer is unknown. Just consider this to be an accident of nature and accept it as your destiny. ...Read more

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What's the cause of neuro endocrine tumors?

Unknown: Like so many other cancers, the cause of neuro-endocrine cancer is unknown. Just consider this to be an accident of nature and accept it as your destiny. ...Read more

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I had a brain MRI completed to identify any organic damage, viruses, and endocrine tumors, who is the most qualified DR to request for interpretation?

Neuroradiologist: Hi. You needn't worry. Whichever doctor ordered it, it will be read by a qualified radiologist. You don't need to request anything. Of course you can't see a virus with anything less than an electron microscope, but you mean lesions that could be caused by viruses. Good luck! ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is an endocrine tumor?

What sort of disorder is an endocrine tumor?

Tumors in hormone: -producing organs, such as the pituitary, thyroid, pancreas, parathyroid, adrenal glands. ...Read more

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How is an endocrine tumor diagnosed?

Combination: A combination of techniques is used to diagnose endocrine tumors. First the patient's symptoms are looked at closely. Lab work is done to verify levels and markers of hormones. Imaging such as mri, ct, ultrasound, or endoscopy can be used to visualize tumor masses. There are dna tests for tumors that are part of a syndrome. ...Read more

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Was planning to see classmates at upcoming 20th reunion. Now I am hearing my best friend has an endocrine tumor. What is that?

Was planning to see classmates at upcoming 20th reunion. Now I am hearing my best friend has an endocrine tumor. What is that?

Many types: They are tumors composed of cells that are typically found in endocrine (hormone producing) glands. They can be found in different parts of the body and depending if the type, can secrete hormones. ...Read more

Dr. Tyrone Malloy
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Endocrine System (Definition)

The endocrine system is a group of organs composed of glands that secrete hormones. These hormones have important regulatory functions such as growth, metabolism, ...Read more