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What is multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1)?

Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) is a condition that causes problems for people's glands. When people have MEN1, some cells in the body start to split out of control and come together to form a tumor inside the gland. The cells in the gland go into overdrive, releasing more hormones than people need. This causes many problems for the body, and the problems depend on which gland is involved.

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