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What are multiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes (MEN)?

Multiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes or MEN are familial disorders that cause abnormal changes in more than one endocrine organ at the same time (endocrine tissue secretes hormones). These changes may include hyperplasia (overgrowth of tissue) or benign (noncancerous) tumors.

This answer is based on source information from the National Cancer Institute.

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