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How do you diagnose adrenal cortical cancer?

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Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
Scan and biopsy: By blood tests measuring levles of adrenal hormones, by ct scan and biopsy.
Dr. Richard Orr
Surgical Oncology 44 years experience
Avoid biopsy: Actually, we avoid preoperative biopsy of adrenal masses before surgery (unless we are suspecting metastatic cancer from the lung, etc. If an adrenal carcinoma is large enough, the ct findings are usually obvious. For indeterminate adrenal masses greater than about 5 cm, we recommend laparoscopic adrenalectomy (after excluding excess hormone production). Needle bx in this situation is not accurate.

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What are the stages of adrenal cortical cancer?

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Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 23 years experience
4 stages: Stage 1: tumor <5cm limited to the adrenal gland. Stage 2: tumor >5 CM limited to the adrenal gland. Stage 3: tumor of any size limited to the adrenal but with positive lymph node or tumor present in peri-adrenal fat but with negative lymph nodes. Stage 4: tumor in periadrenal fat with positive nodes or tumor invading adjacent organs or with distant metastatic disease.

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