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View in Spanish: Tumor endocrino inactivo

Endocrine-inactive tumor (EN-doh-krin-in-AK-tiv TOO-mer)
A tumor that is found in endocrine tissue but does not make extra hormones. Endocrine-inactive tumors usually do not cause symptoms until they grow large or spread to other parts of the body. Also called nonfunctioning tumor.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.