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
P.O. Box 1958
Thousand Oaks, CA 91358
American Cancer Society, Inc.
250 Williams NW St
Atlanta, GA 30303
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive & Kidney Diseases
Office of Communications & Public Liaison
Bldg 31, Rm 9A06
31 Center Drive, MSC 2560
Bethesda, MD 20892-2560
Canadian Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Society, Inc.
1432 107th Street
North Battleford, S9A 19
Carcinoid Cancer Foundation
333 Mamaroneck Avenue #492
White Plains, NY 10605
Hormone Health Network Endocrine Society
2055 L Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
PO Box 1944
Bristol, BS99 2UB
Association for Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Disorders (AMEND)
No. 1 Draper Street
Royal Tunbridge Wells
Kent, TN4 0PG
NET Patient Foundation
The Farm House
Hockley Heath, B94 6EA
American Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Support
1027 Hampshire Drive
Maryville, TN 37801
Pheo Para Troopers
P.O. Box 2064
Kokomo, IN 46904
1027 Hampshire Drive
Maryville, TN 37801
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