Endocrine Tumors

The endocrine tumor is a very complex kind of disease , it is generally caused when the endocrine gland which is the producer of hormones shows abnormal type of growth, the hormones are the chemicals which are transported directly into the blood which causes several types of effects in body like height, sugar level, development of sexual characteristics etc.

so whenever the endocrine glands shown abnormal type of growth that means the person is suffering from endocrine tumor.

The endocrine tumor also secretes the hormone but in excessive which are later on released into the blood, so with the production of hormones in large quantity causes abnormal effect in the body.


As there are many types of glands present in the body such as pituitary gland, parathyroid gland, thyroid gland, adrenal gland and so on, so the endocrine tumor is also of different kind based on the type of gland which is involved, the type of cell which is involved in the formation of cancer and the portion in the body which is getting affected, some of the tumors are listed below :

  • Thyroid cancer.
  • Pancreatic tumor.
  • Adrenal tumor.
  • Parathyroid tumor.
  • Carcinoid tumor.
  • Islet cell tumor.
  • Pituitary gland tumor.
  • Neuroendocrine tumor.


There are several factors which may be the reason for the causing of the disease and enhancing their risk factor of developing such type of tumor, some of the risk factors are:


A survey was done in which it was noticed that people which are of age 60 and above are generally suffering of many kinds of endocrine tumors, where as in rare cases it had also been noticed to effect infants and children's.

Whereas gender, race, family history, genetics are also some of the reason behind the causing of the tumor.


As the disease increases it starts showing symptoms also which may become risky if the person ignores the signs which indicates the presence of tumor, some of the most noticeable symptoms are sch as:

  • Nervousness.
  • Fatigue.
  • Irritability.
  • Headache.
  • Nausea.
  • Thinking or lumps in any part of the body.
  • Anxiety such as panic attack.
  • Heavy pain in the effective region.
  • Internal bleeding.
  • Unnecessary loss or gain of weight.


As endocrine tumor is of different kinds so it shows different symptoms, effects so it is really important to diagnose the disease properly to provide correct and accurate treatment,

so during visit to the doctor the patient show give the complete description of symptoms as it is the one of the best way to diagnose the disease on the other hand lab test may also be done to detect the tumor.