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How do other illnesses affect endocrine system diseases?

Some illnesses, like cancer, can cause endocrine system diseases like Addison's disease. This is because cancerous cells release hormones that damage endocrine glands. Other illnesses, like tuberculosis, can also lead to endocrine system diseases.

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How can tumors cause endocrine system diseases?
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How can cancer cause endocrine system diseases?
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Cancer can cause endocrine system diseases by damaging one of the many glands and organs that make u...
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What causes secondary hyperparathyroidism?
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How do endocrine system diseases affect pregnancy?
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