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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



endocrine-inactive tumor  listen  (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.