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Diseases » Adrenal Cancer » Summary
 

What is Adrenal Cancer?

What is Adrenal Cancer?

A rare cancer of the adrenal glands. The usually aggressive cancer causes overproduction of adrenal hormones. This cancer usually occurs ...more »

  • Adrenal Cancer: A malignant cancer that develops in the adrenal gland. The tumor may be nonfunctioning (does not produce hormones) or functioning in which case excessive levels of hormones can cause a variety of symptoms depending on which hormone is involved. Adrenal hormones made in the cortex (outer part of the gland) are aldosterone, corticosteroids and androgenic steroids. Adrenalin and noradrenalin are the hormones made in the medulla (central part of the adrenal gland).

Adrenal Cancer: Introduction

Types of Adrenal Cancer:

Types of Adrenal Cancer:

Broader types of Adrenal Cancer:

How serious is Adrenal Cancer?

Complications of Adrenal Cancer: see complications of Adrenal Cancer

What causes Adrenal Cancer?

Causes of Adrenal Cancer: see causes of Adrenal Cancer
Risk factors for Adrenal Cancer: see risk factors for Adrenal Cancer

What are the symptoms of Adrenal Cancer?

Symptoms of Adrenal Cancer: see symptoms of Adrenal Cancer

Complications of Adrenal Cancer: see complications of Adrenal Cancer

Can anyone else get Adrenal Cancer?

Contagion of cancer: generally not; see details in contagion of cancer.

Adrenal Cancer: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Adrenal Cancer.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Adrenal Cancer.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Adrenal Cancer: see treatments for Adrenal Cancer
Alternative treatments for Adrenal Cancer: see alternative treatments for Adrenal Cancer
Research for Adrenal Cancer: see research for Adrenal Cancer

Society issues for Adrenal Cancer


Hospitalization statistics for Adrenal Cancer: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Adrenal Cancer:

  • 0.013% (1,691) of hospital consultant episodes were for malignant neoplasm of adrenal gland in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 93% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of adrenal gland required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 53% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of adrenal gland were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 47% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of adrenal gland were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 20% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of adrenal gland required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6.4 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for malignant neoplasm of adrenal gland in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Adrenal Cancer:

Organs and body systems related to Adrenal Cancer include:

Name and Aliases of Adrenal Cancer

Main name of condition: Adrenal Cancer

Class of Condition for Adrenal Cancer: cancer

Other names or spellings for Adrenal Cancer:

Adrenal tumor

Adrenal Cancer: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Adrenal Cancer:

 

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