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.
Depends. There are so many different types of endocrine tumors, your question is unfortunately too vague to answer accurately. Diagnosis first depends on determining the hormonal function of the tumor, followed by specialized radiology testing specific for that kind of tumor.

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What sort of disorder is an endocrine tumor?

Tumor. A tumor or growth involving an endocrine gland. Can be malignant, or benign. Results in symptoms due to either over- or under- production of the gland's hormone. Examples are pheochromocytoma, pituitary adenoma, thyroid nodule, insulinoma, and others. Read more...
Too vague. There are many endocrine glands, so many endocrine tumors, and they are all different. Read more...
Hormone active T. Tumors of endocrine glands that may secrete hormone or hormone like sutances. Adrenal cortical tumors can produce cortisone and cause cushing's disease. Thyroid tumor can cause thyrotoxicosis (overactive thyroid). Pituitary adenoma or cancer can cause variety of endocrine disorders. Ovarian or testicular tumors in children can cause precotious puberty. Etc. Etc. Read more...
Tumors in hormone. -producing organs, such as the pituitary, thyroid, pancreas, parathyroid, adrenal glands. Read more...

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...

What is the definition or description of: Endocrine tumors?

Endocrine tumors. Endocrine tumor are growths affecting parts of body that secrete hormones. Endocrine glands include: pituitary gland, pancreas, ovaries, testes, thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, hypothalamus & adrenal glands. Read more...

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...

Is there any other causes of high IGF-2 besides endocrine tumors? 266-616 ng mine is around 756. I also have hypoglycemia and periodic hypokalemia.

Unclear. Dear Rachel233, IFG-2 has been found to be associated with several cancers and genetic syndromes. However, the only proven utility is to diagnose a specific type of low sugar. This substance is still under investigation. Here is some reliable information I found about it. I hope this helps. https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/gene/IGF2. Read more...

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...