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A 36-year-old member asked:

How is adrenal gland cancer discovered?

2 doctor answers15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
Scan and biopsy: Blood tests can measure levels of adrenal hormones. Ct and MRI scans can show the tumor and biopsy can confirm.
Dr. Richard Orr
Surgical Oncology 45 years experience
Usually CT scan: Usually by a ct scan done to workup flank or abdominal pain - sometimes a ct done for other conditions, and occasionally during a workup for hormone excess (cushing's syndrome).

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A 36-year-old member asked:

I have small abnormality one of adrenal glands, do I have cancer?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 36 years experience
Usually no: Most of those are benign but it all depends on the context. Have you been diagnosed with cancer before? Anything else see in the scan? Any suspicious sign or symptom? Why was the scan done to begin with? I would suggest you discuss the report with the ordering doc and let him/her decide if further work up is indicated. Best to you.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What is adrenal gland cancer?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
See below: There are two part of the adrenal gland and each has different types of cancer. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/adrenalglandcancer.html.
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