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Adrenal cancer

Also known as Adrenal Gland Cancer and Cancer Of The Adrenal Gland

The term adrenal tumor can refer to one of several benign and malignant neoplasms of the adrenal gland, several of which are notable for their tendency to overproduce endocrine hormones. Adrenal cancer specifically refers to malignant adrenal tumors, which include neuroblastoma, adrenocortical carcinoma, and a minority of adrenal pheochromocytomas. Most adrenal pheochromocytomas and all adrenocortical adenomas are benign tumors, which do not metastasize or invade nearby tissues, but which may still cause significant health problems by giving rise to hormonal imbalances.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with adrenal cancer, 27% report having skin rash, 27% report having dizziness, and 27% report having cough. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of adrenal cancer are diaper rash, although you may still have adrenal cancer without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with adrenal cancer often receive hematologic tests, complete blood count, glucose measurement, complete physical skin exam performed (ml), hemoglobin a1c measurement, cancer chemotherapy, therapeutic radiology for cancer treatment and biopsy .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with adrenal cancer include bactrim, fluconazole (diflucan), mitotane, chlorhexidine topical, acyclovir, topotecan, fludrocortisone, prednisolone, mesna, temozolomide, ioversol, irinotecan and cefixime (suprax) .

Bactrim
$8
(14 days)
Fluconazole (Diflucan)
$7
(7 days)
Mitotane
$666
(28 days)
Chlorhexidine Topical

Acyclovir
$44
(21 days)
Topotecan

Fludrocortisone
$23
(28 days)
Prednisolone
$15
(28 days)
Mesna
$513
(7 days)
Temozolomide

Ioversol

Irinotecan
$1521
(21 days)
Cefixime (Suprax)
$97
(7 days)

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for adrenal cancer include age 5-14 years, age 1-4 years and age < 1 years.

Age

< 1 years
2.7x
1-4 years
6.4x
5-14 years
3.3x
15-29 years
0.3x
30-44 years
0.2x
45-59 years
0.4x
60-74 years
0.1x
75+ years
0.4x

Sex

Male
1.2x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.6x
Hispanic
0.4x
White
1.3x
Other
0.3x
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