Diagnosing Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Types 1 & 2
- Support Throughout the Diagnostic Process
Our physicians, nurses and support staff are here to advise you, listen to you and calm your fears. Your physicians will explain your diagnosis and compassionately offer suggestions for treatment and care. They’re here for you.
Also available for counsel, support and guidance are nurse coordinators, oncology social workers and a pastoral team. They’ll help you navigate through the system and provide additional assistance, including:
- Social support
- Spiritual guidance
- Emotional support
- Practical advice
- Tips on coping
Call on them. They’re here for you.
Approaches to Evaluating MEN Types 1 & 2
Scott & White's diagnostic services and care for multiple endocrine neoplasia differ based on your condition.
You show no symptoms but have a family history of MEN1 or MEN2.
If this applies to you, we encourage careful watching over your lifetime following these:
You have symptoms of MEN1 or symptoms of MEN2, but are not sure if there is a family history of the disease.
If this applies to you, we will confirm whether or not you have the disease by performing:
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Scott & White Offers You Expert Care
The diagnosis and clinical care of patients with the multiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes can be a particular challenge. Our physicians have the expertise and extensive experience necessary to expertly care for patients with these rare and unusual hereditary conditions.
Terry C. Lairmore, MD, Endocrine Surgeon and Chief of Surgical Oncology, is an internationally recognized expert in the MEN syndromes. He has more than 20 years’ experience treating patients with these complex disorders.
Dr. Lairmore was involved in the original work that resulted in finding the gene change causing the MEN2 syndromes, and he’s contributed to countless scientific papers advancing the diagnosis and surgical treatment of the tumors of these disorders. He is preeminent in this field.
Our physicians, nurses and support staff understand the anxiety and fear that come with the diagnosis of inherited conditions like MEN1 and MEN2. Our physicians are here to allay your concerns. They’ll explain the diagnosis and offer suggestions for treatment and care.
For identifying and evaluating your multiple endocrine neoplasia, we have the most advanced diagnostic equipment available. Our imaging machines are the fastest, safest and most accurate on the market.
And our diagnostic radiologists are some of the best in the nation. They’re nationally recognized at tumor detection and assessment. They’re a key part of your Integrated Care Team.
Our pathology services are outstanding. Our board-certified pathologists are expert at identifying tumors and classifying and staging cancer. They provide critical information for your personalized treatment plan.
Your wide-ranging team — nurses, physicians, radiologists, pathologists, social workers, chaplains — is here to help you with your diagnosis of MEN1 or MEN2.