Adrenal glands cancer

Specialty of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Most tumors of the adrenal glands involve the formation of a mass in the adrenal area, generally, they are usually identified by chance since no symptoms. In most cases, adrenal tumors are benign and require no treatment, but there are some that are malignant or cancerous. Some cancerous tumors that form are: carcinomas, also known as adrenocortical cancer, malignant cells are formations on the outer layer of the adrenal gland; the feocromofitomas a rare type of tumor that is associated with other diseases or cancers presented to the patient, as the syndrome of multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN); and neuroblastomas, which appear in childhood, sometimes even before birth, and are characterized by very dramatic symptoms (lumps in the abdomen, neck or chest, stomach inflammation and bone pain, bulging eyes with dark circles, or inability mobility part of the body). The treatment of these tumors is usually tailored to each patient and their evolution, but the most common is surgery to remove the tumor, complementing the operation with chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
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