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What are the alternative treatments for adrenal gland cancer?

What are the alternative treatments for adrenal gland cancer?

Adrenal Cancer: Surgery to remove the adrenal gland (adrenalectomy) is often used to treat adrenocortical carcinoma. Sometimes the nearby lymph nodes are also removed. Radiation therapy and chemotherapy, and newer treatments - biological therapy- are available. ...Read more

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I have adrenal gland/overactive thyroid problem, what to do?

I have adrenal gland/overactive thyroid problem, what to do?

Get treatment: I'm not sure what kind of adrenal problem you have, but if it is adrenal insufficiency, the overactive thyroid could make that much worse. Both conditions need treatment. Treatment options for an overactive thyroid include surgery to remove the thyroid, radioactive iodine to kill the thyroid, and pills to block the production of thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed as having an overactive adrenal gland. What now?

I have been diagnosed as having an overactive adrenal gland. What now?

It depends: If you have been told that you have an "overactive adrenal gland, " you must make sure you see an endocrinologist. The adrenal gland produces many different hormones, so calling it "overactive" is not clear about which of these hormones might be elevated. Some possibilities include cushings (high cortisol), pheochromocytoma (high catecholamines), and hyperaldosteronism (high aldosterone). ...Read more

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Is the size of right adrenal gland 2 7cm x 3 5cm in my abdomen consider dangerous and need to remove ? Any medical treatment ?

Is the size of right adrenal gland 2 7cm x 3 5cm in my abdomen consider dangerous and need to remove ? 
Any medical treatment ?

Depends: Most adrenal nodules this size are not dangerous and do not need to be removed. However, you should be tested to make sure the nodule is not hormonally active, because some adrenal masses can cause dangerously high blood pressure, low potassium levels, obesity, sex hormone ambiguity or other endocrine problems. Medical therapy will not shrink adrenal masses. ...Read more

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What does the adrenal gland do for a person?

What does the adrenal gland do for a person?

Adrenal gland: This is a very important hormone. I recommend you go online and look for articles designed for non-doctors that will give you a lot of understandable information about the adrenal gland and others. Once you have read a few articles and still have questions, don't hesitate to ask again! ...Read more

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What is the function of the adrenal gland in the body?

What is the function of the adrenal gland in the body?

Endocrine gland: The adrenal glands sit on top of the kidneys and their main function is to make hormones. The adrenal glands make hormones in response to stress (cortisol, epinephrine), hormones that affect kidney function and blood pressure (aldosterone), and sex hormones (androgens). These hormones circulate all around the body to affect the target organs and tissues. ...Read more

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How should a benign adrenal gland cyst be treated ?

Hormone check: I would check hormones to make sure it is not producing extra hormones. Otherwise if hounsfield unit indicates a cyst, then no need to do anything else except follow. ...Read more

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What is adrenal gland cancer?

What is adrenal gland cancer?

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. ...Read more