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Lincoln's Diagnosis: MEN2B
The Physical Lincoln shows that President Abraham Lincoln had an extremely rare disease called MEN2B -- multiple endocrine neoplasia, type 2B. MEN2B is a genetic disorder in which long-bones and nerve cells grow excessively. Without treatment, 100% of people develop thyroid cancer and 50% also develop a tumor in the adrenal glands. A parent with the disease will pass it to half of his or her children (on average). About one person in a million has MEN2B. Very few doctors have seen a case. Lincoln had all the essential features of MEN2B:
Keywords: medullary thyroid carcinoma, MTC, pheochromocytoma, neuroma, intestinal ganglioneuromatosis, malignant effusion, Lincoln had MEN 2B, Lincoln had cancer
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