The endocrine system is made up of a network of glands that produce hormones. These include the thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, pituitary gland, pancreas and adrenal glands. Endocrine cancer begins in one of these glands. Neuroendocrine cancer begins in the cells that produce hormones and can occur in many places throughout the body. These cancers are not common.
Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center treats endocrine and neuroendocrine cancers with a variety of therapies based on the type of cancer, whether it has spread, and the patient’s medical history and overall health. Learn more about the various types of endocrine and neuroendocrine cancers below.