All About Endocrine Cancer

Endocrine cancer facts:

  • An estimated 27,650 people in the United States will be newly diagnosed with cancer of the endocrine system this year.
  • Of those new cases, more than 25,000 will be thyroid cancer and less than 2,000 will be other types of endocrine cancer.

Endocrine cancer encompasses tumors in any of the hormone-secreting glands of the body, including the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, pineal, and thymus glands.  Because these glands are located in different parts of the body and produce hormones that regulate a wide variety of bodily functions, endocrine cancers can have wide-ranging effects.

Please use the following links to access comprehensive endocrine cancer information provided by the National Cancer Institute from its PDQ® Database.

Learn more about thryoid cancer...

Learn more about adrenocortical carcinoma...

Learn more about gastrointestinal carcinoid tumor...

Learn more about islet cell carcinoma (endocrine pancreas)...

Learn more about pheochromocytoma...

Learn more about pituitary tumor...

Learn more about parathyroid cancer...

 

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