Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1
National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.
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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 (PNA)
P.O. Box 1958
Thousand Oaks, CA 91358
Internet: http://www.pituitary.org, www.acromegaly.org
American Cancer Society, Inc.
1599 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive & Kidney Diseases
Endocrine Diseases Metabolic Diseases Branch
2 Information Way
Bethesda, MD 20892-3570
Canadian Multiple Endocrine Neoplasm Society, Inc.
Saskatchewan, SOM 1XO
Carcinoid Cancer Foundation, Inc.
333 Mamaroneck Avenue #492
White Plains, NY 10605
8401 Connecticut Ave
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
PO Box 1944
Bristol, BS99 2UB
Tel: 0845 450 0376
Fax: 0845 450 0376 ext.6
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