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Adrenal Carcinoma Treatment & Management

Adrenal Carcinoma Treatment

Approach Considerations Because adrenocortical carcinomas (ACs) are so rare, clinical series are small and there has been only limited prospective evaluation of treatment strategies. Therefore, significant controversy over therapy exists, and very few, if any, universally accepted treatment standards have

What are the risk factors for adrenal cancer?

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A risk factor is anything that changes your chance of getting a disease such as cancer. Different cancers have different risk factors. Some risk factors, like smoking, can be changed. Others, like a person’s age or family history, can’t be

How is adrenal cancer staged?

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Staging is the process of finding out how far the cancer has spread. It’s very important because treatment options and the course of the disease as well as prognosis (outlook) are determined by the stage of the cancer. Two major

How is adrenal cancer diagnosed?

Adrenal Cancer Diagnosis

Medical history and physical exam The first step is for the doctor to take your complete medical history to check for any symptoms. Your doctor will want to know if anyone in your family has had adrenal cancer or any

What is adrenal cancer?

adrenal cancer

About the adrenal glands The adrenals are small glands that sit above each of the kidneys. The kidneys are located deep inside the upper part of the abdomen. The adrenal gland has 2 parts. The outer part, called the cortex,

Adrenal cancer symptoms

Adrenal Cancer Symptoms

The adrenal glands are a production center for regulatory hormones such as adrenaline and cortisone. For this reason, many of adrenal cancer symptoms are related to hormonal imbalances resulting from tumors secreting too much or too little of a particular