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Endocrine System Cancer

The endocrine system is consists of a network of glands — mainly the thyroid, parathyroid and pituitary glands — that releases chemical messengers called hormones into your bloodstream. These hormones help regulate your metabolism, tissue function, growth, development and mood.

Endocrine system cancer can affect any of the system’s glands. It causes the affected gland to produce either too much or too little of a hormone. That imbalance can lead to weight fluctuations, hair loss, moodiness and fatigue.

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More Information about Endocrine Cancer
For more detailed information about endocrine system cancer, risk factors, signs and symptoms, common treatment options and more, please explore the resources below:

The National Cancer Institute’s (NIH) detailed information about endocrine system cancers
The American Cancer Society’s guide to Thyroid Cancer

Last Updated: 10/17/13