When the body’s cells divide at a rapid pace they can create abnormal cell growth. These extra cells can form a mass on the tissues in our body. This mass or tumor is identified as benign (“non-cancerous”) or malignant (“cancerous”). The glands in the endocrine system produces and secrete various hormones.The glands in the endocrine system produces and secrete hormones. These hormones act as the body’s chemical messengers regulating some of your body’s most important functions. Hormonal imbalances caused by abnormal cell growth or toxins can lead to serious health problems and sometimes even cancer.
Hormonal balance is important to decrease the risk of cancer. If you have concerns about any of your hormones or predisposition to an endocrine cancer, talk to an endocrinologist. To find an endocrinologist in your area, search our online directory today.
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