Multiple endocrine neoplasia(MEN-1) is also known as Wermer's syndrome. MEN-1 is a hereditory disorder .This type of hereditory disosorder generally passed from one generation to next generation. It affects the hormone producing glands.This disorder increases the development of tumors like cancerous and non cancerous tumors in glands.Non cancerous tumors may develop in parathyroid glands,Neuroendocrine system,anterior pituitory glands and skin. The symptoms are tiredness, bone pain, fractures and kidney stones, as well as stomach or intestinal ulcers.
Conditions that go into "remission" but are not necessarily "cured", such as cancer, cause problems for prevalence data. Some such estimates use 5-year prevalence or 10-year prevalence estimates, which includes only people who have had cancer 5 or 10 years previously (even if they are "cured"). This effectively assumes that a remission becomes a cure after 5 or 10 years, so the person is then excluded from the prevalence numbers.