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What sort of problem is an adrenal tumor?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Adrenal tumor

1/1500 adrenal tumors can be cancerous (although very rare) so if you found an adrenal tumor, you need to see your doc to see 1)if it's producing any adrenal hormones or just non-functioning, 2)what's the size of the tumor and what's the likelihood it is cancerous or will turn cancerous (tumor > 6 CM very high risk) (i.
E what's its charecteristics on ct scan, hounsfield units...).

In brief: Adrenal tumor

1/1500 adrenal tumors can be cancerous (although very rare) so if you found an adrenal tumor, you need to see your doc to see 1)if it's producing any adrenal hormones or just non-functioning, 2)what's the size of the tumor and what's the likelihood it is cancerous or will turn cancerous (tumor > 6 CM very high risk) (i.
E what's its charecteristics on ct scan, hounsfield units...).
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Variable

Adrenal adenomas are noncancerous tumors that are common.
If they are small and do not produce hormones, they can be watched with ct scans. Some produce hormones - these need to be removed surgically. Pheochromocytomas are tumors that produce Adrenalin like hormones and increase blood pressure - they must be removed. Adrenal cancers are rare.

In brief: Variable

Adrenal adenomas are noncancerous tumors that are common.
If they are small and do not produce hormones, they can be watched with ct scans. Some produce hormones - these need to be removed surgically. Pheochromocytomas are tumors that produce Adrenalin like hormones and increase blood pressure - they must be removed. Adrenal cancers are rare.
Dr. Richard Orr
Dr. Richard Orr
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