Neoplasms of the Endocrine System

Neoplasms of the Endocrine System

by Carlo Raj, MD

Because of the diverse nature and physiologic functioning of endocrine organs, endocrine tumors can involve many organ systems and present with a broad range of clinical findings and disease entities. The clinical picture of affected individuals is highly dependent on the tissue of origin and the presence or absence of functional hormone secretions.

Most endocrine tumors are benign (not cancerous), but a few will become cancerous. In general, cancers of the endocrine system are much less common than other forms of cancer. Because hormones play such a key role in keeping the body balanced, both benign and cancerous endocrine tumors have the potential to cause serious problems. So it is generally the case that endocrine tumors will require evaluation, monitoring, and often surgery, pharmacologic therapy, or radiation therapy. The therapy of choice is often quite specific to the gland involved and the specific subtype of cancer.

Course Details

  • Videos 9
  • Duration 0:50 h
  • Quiz questions 32
  • Concept Pages 13


Your Educators of course Neoplasms of the Endocrine System

 Carlo Raj, MD

Carlo Raj, MD

Dr. Carlo Raj is a Physician and Lecturer at Becker’s Healthcare, in Illinois, USA, and the CEO and founder of Indus Intellect Virtual MedEd, a medical education consulting company.
He obtained his MD from Medical University of the Americas (MUA) and is an international lecturer and public speaker.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Raj teaches courses on Pathology.

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By sajida b. on 16. April 2024 for Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1 (MEN1) – Enteroendocrine Tumors

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One of the best endocrine lectures out. Thank you Dr. Raj