Thyroid nodules, cysts, and goiters are very common. Thyroid masses can cause obstructive symptoms, but many are discovered only incidentally.
Thyroid cancer is one of the most common cancers in women. Most types are very treatable and patients go on to live long, healthy, normal lives.
Hypothyroidism is what happens when your thyroid gland is not producing enough thyroid hormone and your body feels sluggish.
Hyperparathyroidism is a hormonal problem that can develop at any age. It develops in at least 2% of women and 1% of men over time and can cause kidney stones, osteoporosis, and many other symptoms.
Although more prevalent in older adults, thyroid nodules occur in younger individuals and Thyroid cancer is the #1 cancer in young women ages 15-30 (and the #2 in young women ages 30-45).
Adrenal masses are not uncommon (about 5-10% of adults have them). They are almost always benign, but can produce hormones.
Pheochromocytomas (pheo) and paragangliomas (ppgl) are adrenaline-producing adrenal tumors.
Cushing’s syndrome is the term for a cortisol producing tumor that is not in the pituitary, most commonly in the adrenal gland.
Primary hyperaldosteronism develops from an aldosterone producing tumor in your adrenal gland(s).
Adrenal cancer is a rare, aggressive cancer.
Multiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes are autosomal dominant, inherited genetic conditions. Patients develop one or more endocrine tumors including medullary thyroid cancer, hyperparthyroidism, pheochromocytomas, and others.
Osteoporosis is the thinning of bone tissue and loss of bone density over time. It is very common in post-menopausal women (though men get it too), and makes your bones very fragile.
The center for Endocrine Tumors and disorders treats a wide variety of rare bone disorders including Pagets bone disease, Fibrous Dysplasia, Rickets, hypophosphatemia, and bone metastases from cancer.
Cushing's disease is caused by pituitary adenoma that leads to excess cortisol levels in the body.