A 24-year-old member asked:
How do you diagnose adrenal cortical cancer?
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Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
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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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A 37-year-old member asked:
What are the stages of adrenal cortical cancer?
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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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Last updated Feb 28, 2014
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