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How does a person get multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN2)?

People get multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN2) from their parents. MEN2 runs in families. It's passed down from generation to generation through genes. This means that if one parent has MEN2, there's a 50 percent chance that his or her child will have it, too.

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