How is MEN Diagnosed?
A diagnosis of MEN is made when either:
• A patient has 2 or more tumours common to MEN, or
• A patient has only 1 tumour but a family history of MEN A patient may have the gene change that causes MEN but not yet have developed any of the tumours. This person may be called a “MEN carrier” and should be offered regular tests and follow-up appointments at a centre of expertise in the same way as a patient who already has MEN tumours. In many people (although not all) the gene change may be identified by genetic testing, but this should only be done after specialist genetic counselling.