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.

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

Unclear question. I am not sure what exactly is your question. Ovary is part of the endocrine system but what else do you want to know? Cancer does affect the endocrine glands if that is what you want to know. Please resubmit your question more clearly. Read more...
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...

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...

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 The original paper in "Science" that got all the press was retracted as a fake.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...

How common are endocrine gland 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. If you include testes and ovaries among the endocrine organs, these two, especially ovary is a common site of cancer. Read more...
Not very common. At all. There are two heritable syndromes of men 1 (pituitaty, pancreas (insulin, gastrin and glucagon producing), para thyroid) and men 2 adrenal pheochromcytoma and parathyroid adenomas. Testis and ovary pruduce non-endocrine type tumors, and rarely endocrine producing. Adrenal cortcal tumors are not common. Read more...

Paraneoplastic endocrine symptoms. Neg CTs in 2015&16. Neg PET end 2016. Neg CT Apr17. Will we ever find primary or even is there cancer? Help plse.

Paraneoplast endo Sx. The list of para-neoplastic symptoms is so long that unless classic would not worry about cancer esp with the tests you report being normal. But must discuss with your team who knows you best. Happy to do 2nd opinion and help. Read more...

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...

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...

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...?

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. Read more...
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...