Ectopic Cushing’s May Occur in Patients With Advanced Thyroid Cancer

Ectopic Cushing’s May Occur in Patients With Advanced Thyroid Cancer

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Ectopic Cushing’s May Occur in Patients With Advanced Thyroid Cancer

Cushing’s syndrome may develop in people with advanced medullary thyroid cancer and is associated with a poor prognosis, a retrospective analysis suggests. Severely low levels of potassium in the blood, muscle weakness, and/or diabetes in medullary thyroid cancer patients are signs of ectopic Cushing’s. The case-series study, titled “Medullary thyroid cancer with ectopic Cushing’s syndrome: A multicentre case series,” was published in the journal Clinical Endocrinology. Tumors in the brain’s pituitary gland that produce too…

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