What Treatments are Available for Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1 (MEN-1)?

There is currently no cure for multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1. Early diagnosis and treatment can help manage symptoms and remove tumors. Without proper treatment, MEN-1 can be life-threatening.

Common treatments for MEN-1 include:

  • Surgery to remove the endocrine tumors
  • Medications to help reduce the production of certain hormones
  • Radiation therapy to shrink or eliminate certain tumors

In some cases, your child’s doctor may suggest waiting and watching for symptoms before recommending surgery, medications or radiation.

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