What is MEN?
Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia is a rare genetic disorder that affects the functions of the endocrine glands, resulting in hormonal imbalances which can lead to diabetes and other medical conditions.
While there’s no cure for MEN, early detection, dietary changes, and careful medical monitoring can help control the disorder. Approximately 3 to 20 persons out of 20,000 suffer from MEN.
|This month we’re featuring Linda’s interview with the Mayo Clinic. The 40-minute video is a great way to learn more about Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia and the struggles that patients encounter in treatment.Click on the image to view the interview.
We hope you enjoy it.
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|What is MEN?
A comprehensive entry provided by eMedicine.com
The Mayo Clinic interviews Linda Hageman about her surgical and personal history with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia. (40 minutes)
The Mayo Clinic’s MEN1 site. Extensive and up-to-date information about MEN1 and relevant research.
The National Institute has a great summary of hyperparathyroidism and treatment
|Surgery 2003: A Series of Surgical Procedures
Linda Hageman, founder of The Hageman Foundation, details a series of medical procedures performed at the Mayo Clinic.
Click the link above to share your MEN story with The Hageman Foundation. Approved entries will be posted in our Personal Stories section.
|National Institutes of Health
A place for patients to sharing their stories. Hoested by The Mayo Clinic
Excellent patient information including links to reputable web resources, an overview of the endocrine system and a history of endocrine surgery
Comprehensive source of information on endocrinology
|MEN Type 1 information from the National Institute of Health||Handout about Nexium, medication used to control the symptoms of peptic ulcers associated with MEN Type 1|
|Functional Changes After Pancreatoduodenectomy|
|GeneReview writeup from the University of Washington||Clinical study about Zollinger Ellison Syndrome (ZES), rare gastrointestinal disease related to MEN|