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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
35 years experience General Surgery
Not addison's: Adrenal tumors can cause cushing's disease (excess of hormones), usually not addison's disease. Adrenal tumors can cause hypertension and symptoms of ... Read More
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Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Unlikely.: Involvement of the adrenals with cancer is not likely to cause adrenal insufficiency since most of the adrenal gland would need to be destroyed to pro ... Read More
Dr. Costantine Albany
19 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes it is possible: Cancer that spread to both adrenal glands can cause adrenal insufficiency. For primary adrenal cancer treatment might cause adrenal insufficiency

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Sadow
17 years experience Pathology
Usually spontaneous : Adrenal cancer (adrenal cortical carcinoma) is rare. It is usually spontaneous, meaning there are no well known causes or exposures. Incidence is in ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Uncommon, glandular: Uncommon cancer of the adrenal glands (above kidneys). May present with pain, or effects of abnormal production of a variety of hormones that affect ... Read More
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Dr. Chakshu Gupta
23 years experience Pathology
Depends: As with most cancers it depends on size, spread and involvement of surrounding tissue. Also, when confined to the gland, its diagnosis can be tricky. ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Hormonal: Adrenal gland has two functionally different parts and tumors of these have different symptoms. Tumors of the medulla, pheochromocytoma, cause high b ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Tough disease: Adrenal cancer tends to be an aggressive type. Additionally, unlike breast & colon cancer, there aren't many effective drugs to treat it. Consequent ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
29 years experience Family Medicine
Adrenal Cancer: I'm wondering why you are asking about adrenal cancer. Do you have any symptoms? Have you seen a doctor?
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shady Macaron
20 years experience General Surgery
Adrenal cancer: Adrenal cancer specifically refers to malignant adrenal tumors, which include neuroblastoma, adrenocortical carcinoma, and a minority of adrenal pheoc ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
It is rare: Cure by surgery is some cases, chemotherapy ortho-para dddd and aminogluthamide are used as palliatives. Most tumors produce excess.Coticosteroids, a ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
No specific test: There is no specific test for adrenal cancer. Diagnosis is based on endocrine abnormalities and imaging. Depending on the part of adrenal affected, ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Surgery: Primary adrenal cancer is rare and is generally treated by surgical removal of the lesion, unless it has already metastasized.
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