multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome

Definition / meaning of multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome

An inherited condition that may result in the development of cancers of the endocrine system. There are several types of multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome, and patients with each type may develop different types of cancer. The altered genes that cause each type can be detected with a blood test. Also called MEN syndrome.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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