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Glossary: nonfunctioning tumor, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

nonfunctioning tumor

(non-FUNK-shuh-ning TOO-mer)

A tumor that is found in endocrine tissue but does not make extra hormones. Nonfunctioning tumors usually do not cause symptoms until they grow large or spread to other parts of the body. Also called endocrine-inactive tumor.

2006-04-14

2010-02-02