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Tumor On The Adrenal Gland
My daughter she's 14 years old. She had a tumor on her adrenal gland and she's only left with one adrenal gland . Can she still have kids ??
Yes: She would be able to have kids, so long her ovaries are intact and functional, adrenal glands aren't responsible for producing eggs, ovaries are, wish you both wellness ...Read more
"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more
Need labs: He needs to see his doc to make sure the tumor is not producing extra hormones. If non functioning, he just need to follow it with another ct to track changes. There are characteristics on the ct that can clue you in whether or not this could be something significant. Adrenal carcinoma is very very rare. See the doc to eval. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
CT scan shows multiple small tumors on 1 adrenal gland. Should I be concerned that there are seemingly " a lot" on one poor gland? Tests recommended?
Adrenal gland: There are various types (benign and malignant) of adrenal tumors. You need to see an endocrinologist to methodically evaluate this issue ...Read more
I have a tumor on my adrenal gland. I can't see a specialist for 4 months. Worried if this is cancer that the delay could cause me more problems.
Read imaging report: Many tumors found incidentally on the adrenal gland are not cancerous. If this is the case, there are classic imaging characteristics that would lean toward a non cancerous diagnosis for which it would be ok to wait for the specialist. If the report does not mention benign characteristics, i would not wait to get clarification from a specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Primary and metastat: Functional adrenal tumors of the cental cortex region cause Cushings disease. In the cortex one finds the pheochromocytoma which can be benign or malignant and produce hormonal activity elevating blood pressure. Metastatic lesions are also found with the primary in kidney or lung. In most cases, except for small benign adenoma, surgery indicated. ...Read more
Possibly: There are both benign and malignant (primary or metastatic (spread from a cancer elsewhere) tumors of the adrenal gland, Some give symptoms from the secretion of hormones or other substances. Any 6cm adrenal requires a through evaluation for malignancy and possible resection. He needs to be evaluated soon by a physician wello verrsed in adrendal tumors. ...Read more
Work up: Hi. That's a big adrenal tumor, and needs prompt evaluation and treatment. Some of these tumors make hormones that can harm health (e.g., cortisol, aldosterone, epinephrine and/or norepinephrine and/or dopamine, etc), and some are cancers, and some are both (i.e., hormone producing cancers). That's a big tumor. See an experienced endocrinologist for diagnosis & planning. ...Read more
I had cat scan showed I had a tumor on adrenal gland 5-6mm in size is that something to worry about?
Not to worry but: This size is not too large to be overtly concerned as incidental adrenal masses are common nowadays as more people are subjected to ct scans for various reasons. However, i don't think this should be ignored and you will need basic testing to make sure this "incidentaloma" is in fact the case and to rule out any "hyperactivity" coming from the adrenals such as excess aldosterone or cortisol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the side effects of selegine for a patient who has a pheochromocytoma (tumor of adrenal gland)?
Not sure: I am a big supporter of selegeline for parkinson's disease, cognitive impairment, and erectile dysfunction. However, not sure regarding any benefits for pheochromocytoma. That being said, there are no serious side effects from selegeline. Best treatment for pheochromocytoma is surgery. Surgery is very effective and will usually provide a complete cure! ...Read more
My sister has stage 4 cervical cancer. She has a secondary tumor, 5cm, on her adrenal gland. We know it is terminal, but can we expect months? Years?
It depends: Her treating doctor can answer this question better. Not all stage-4 Cervix cancers are fatal. So the answer to your question depends on her exact stage(localized versus metastatic) and also on her cancer's response to treatment. Sometimes adrenal tumors can be removed surgically provided the pelvic tumor is under control.There are also new treatments coming along for cervical Cancer(e.g. Avastin) ...Read more
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