- Q Do endocrine cancers run in families?
It is not common, but some cases of endocrine cancer are linked to genetic defects and syndromes that are passed down through families. For example, your risk for adrenal cancer rises if you have certain genetic syndromes, such as Beckwith-Wiedemann... Full Answer
- Q Do endocrine cancers affect children differently than adults?
Endocrine cancers strike the body's endocrine (hormone-producing) glands. They can speed up or slow down hormone production, which can cause particular problems for growing children. For example, adrenal cancer can create a surplus of the male hormone... Full Answer
- Q How do endocrine cancers affect the body?
Different endocrine cancers affect the body in different ways, depending on the particular endocrine gland involved and what it normally does. For example, parathyroid glands regulate calcium in the body. Parathyroid cancer can cause too much calcium in... Full Answer
- Q What is adrenal cancer?
Adrenal cancer forms in the tissues of the adrenal glands (two glands located just above the kidneys). The adrenal glands make hormones that control heart rate, blood pressure, and other important body functions. Adrenal cancer that starts in the outside... Full Answer
- Q Can cancer cause hearing loss?
Dr. David Vernick, OtolaryngologyAlthough far less common than the benign tumors, certain forms of cancer can impair hearing. These include cancers of the ear and the brain, as well as cancer in other parts of the body (such as the breast, lung, or kidney) that spreads to the temporal... Full Answer