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My mom has adrenal gland cancer and was taking the drug mitotane; what is it?

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Dr. James Ball
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Pesticide

Mitotane is a pesticide that can be taken orally.
It causes destruction of the adrenal cortex and has been shown to be effective in adrenocortical carcinomas that are not able to be resected surgically.

In brief: Pesticide

Mitotane is a pesticide that can be taken orally.
It causes destruction of the adrenal cortex and has been shown to be effective in adrenocortical carcinomas that are not able to be resected surgically.
Dr. James Ball
Dr. James Ball
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: It is rare

Cure by surgery is some cases, chemotherapy mitotane, ortho-para ddd, a compound related to ddt, and aminogluthamide are used as palliatives.
Most tumors produce excess.Coticosteroids, and that produces cushing-like state.

In brief: It is rare

Cure by surgery is some cases, chemotherapy mitotane, ortho-para ddd, a compound related to ddt, and aminogluthamide are used as palliatives.
Most tumors produce excess.Coticosteroids, and that produces cushing-like state.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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