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What is multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN2)?

Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN2) is a disease involving the glands in the body. When people have MEN2, some cells in the body start to split out of control and come together to form a tumor inside a gland. The cells in the gland go into overdrive, releasing more hormones than people need.

Some tumors keep to themselves and don't bother normal cells, but some tumors spread to other parts of the body, causing problems. The type of problem depends on which gland is involved.

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