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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...?

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...?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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What is the connection between cancer and endocrine system? (ovaries)

What is the connection between cancer and  endocrine system? (ovaries)

Some connection: There are some connections between ovaries and breast cancer as an example: ovaries produce estrogen that can sometimes be the driving mechanism for tumor survival and progression. ...Read more

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Is prostate cancer considered an endocrine system disorder?

Is prostate cancer considered an endocrine system disorder?

No: Prostate cancer does produce the protein "psa, " but this is not a functional hormone that we believe has any significant physiologic effect. ...Read more

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What are endocrine system cancers?

What are endocrine system cancers?

Thyroid and ..: Of the endocrine organs, thyroid is the commonest site of cancers. Pituitary tumors while not cancers in the literal sense are still dangerous. Cancers of all endocrine organs are known to occur, e.G, adrenal, parathyroid, pancreatic islets etc. If you include testes and ovaries among the endocrine organs, these two, especially ovary is a common site of cancer. ...Read more

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CANCER: Is the DaVinci Robotic System used for pancreatic cancer in any major medical center in the U.S.?

CANCER: Is the DaVinci Robotic System used for pancreatic cancer in any major  medical center in the U.S.?

Yes: There are likely a number of cancer centers using it. Here is the webpage for The Cancer Treatment Centers of America discussing the use of the DaVinci system for pancreatic cancer: http://ctcaho.pe/1U7XgLj ...Read more

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How common are endocrine gland cancers?

How common are endocrine gland cancers?

See Below: See below link: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/endocrine-tumor.

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What cancers can be caused by endocrine disruptors, such as those found in chemicals in products?

What cancers can be caused by endocrine disruptors, such as those found in chemicals in products?

I don't believe it: If you believed most claims about "endocrine disruptors" in the environment as a cause of cancer, you'd be reading uncritically. Real science is utterly cutthroat and if a danger to humans could be proved, it would be by now. Most folks share my skepticism. The original paper in "Science" that got all the press was retracted as a fake. Don't let such fears make your life harder. ...Read more

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Why do cancer patients often develop endocrine disorders?

Why do cancer patients often develop endocrine disorders?

Several reasons: As other doctors have noted, radiation can damage glands and reduce their ability to make and release hormones. Chemotherapy can do this as well. Chemotherapy often includes steroids such as Prednisone or Decadron (dexamethasone) which can lead to diabetes and disrupt other hormones. Some cancers make hormones that cause low sodium, high calcium, high cortisol, high red blood cell count, and other problems. ...Read more

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My daughter's 18,recent blood test shows high prolactin 83.At age 17-high calcium.Good appetite but losing weight,only 6stone now.Endocrine or cancer?

My daughter's 18,recent blood test shows high prolactin 83.At age 17-high calcium.Good appetite but losing weight,only 6stone now.Endocrine or cancer?

Could be neither: At this age with good appetite she can be just be burning more calories, the information you provided is not enough, she might need thyroid function testing too, start with her regular doctor first or an endocrinologist, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Can endocrine disrupting chemicals cause breast cancer? Is it likely or merely myth?

Can endocrine disrupting chemicals cause breast cancer?  Is it likely or merely myth?

I don't believe it: I've been watching these claims for two decades. Fearmongers have produced a huge literature in which everything synthetic is bad for you, especially as "endocrine disruptors", while all natural vegetable products are healthy. Despite the dark conspiracy talk, it's almost all junk science (correlations, huge doses of chemicals on cells / animals) & mainstream scientists ignore it. ...Read more

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Dr. Debashish Bose
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Pancreatic Cancer (Definition)

Cancer of the pancreas are fast growing abnormal cells. These can be adenocarcinoma that can grow quickly, difficult to diagnose at an early stage & only sometimes can be removed with surgery. Endocrine cancers tend to be slower growing & may produce hormones & are surgically removed. Cystic cancers also may have better success with surgery. All of these can be difficult ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Pancreas (Definition)

Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more