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multiple endocrine adenomatosis
Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) type 1 is a rare genetic disorder in which benign (noncancerous) tumors arise from the cells of various glands of the endocrine system. The endocrine system is the network of glands that secrete hormones into the bloodstream where they travel to various areas of the body. These hormones regulate the chemical processes (metabolism) that influence the function of various organs and activities within the body. Hormones are involved in numerous vital processes including regulating heart rate, body temperature and blood pressure as well as cell differentiation and growth and also in modulation of several metabolic processes. In individuals with MEN type 1, benign tumors develop in multiple endocrine glands, most often the parathyroid, pancreas and pituitary glands. These affected glands secrete excessive amounts of hormones into the bloodstream, which can result in a variety of symptoms. Some benign tumors associated with MEN type 1 can become malignant (cancerous). MEN type 1 can run in families or can occur as the result of a new gene mutation in the affected person.
Pituitary Network Association P.O. Box 1958 Thousand Oaks, CA 91358 USA Tel: (805)499-9973 Fax: (805)480-0633 Email: email@example.com Internet: http://www.pituitary.org
American Cancer Society, Inc. 250 Williams NW St Ste 6000 Atlanta, GA 30303 USA Tel: (404)320-3333 Tel: (800)227-2345 TDD: (866)228-4327 Internet: http://www.cancer.org
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Canadian Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Society, Inc. 1432 107th Street North Battleford, S9A 19 Canada Tel: 3064458436 Fax: 3064458436 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Carcinoid Cancer Foundation 333 Mamaroneck Avenue #492 White Plains, NY 10605 USA Tel: (914)683-1001 Fax: (914)683-0183 Tel: (888)722-3132 Email: email@example.com Internet: http://www.carcinoid.org
Hormone Health Network 8401 Connecticut Avenue Suite 900 Chevy Chase, MD 20815-5817 Fax: (310)941-0259 Tel: (800)467-6663 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.hormone.org/
Pituitary Foundation PO Box 1944 Bristol, BS99 2UB United Kingdom Tel: 08454500376 Fax: 01179330910 Tel: 08454500375 Email: email@example.com Internet: http://www.pituitary.org.uk
Association for Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Disorders (AMEND) The Warehouse No. 1 Draper Street Royal Tunbridge Wells Kent, TN4 0PG United Kingdom Tel: 00441892516076 Fax: 00441892516076 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.amend.org.uk
NET Patient Foundation Boxtrees Farm The Farm House Stratford Road Hockley Heath, B94 6EA United Kingdom Tel: 08004346476 Internet: http://www.netpatientfoundation.org
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