Adrenal cancer is a rare disease that starts in one or both of the little triangular glands on top of your kidneys (adrenal glands). Hormones produced by the adrenal glands provide instructions to practically every organ and tissue in your body. Adrenal cancer, also known as adrenocortical cancer, affects people of all ages. However, it is most likely to impact children under the age of five, as well as individuals in their 40s and 50s. The majority of growths in the adrenal glands are noncancerous (benign). Adrenal tumors that are benign, such as adenoma or pheochromocytoma, can also occur.
There is a potential of a cure if adrenal cancer is detected early. However, if the cancer has gone beyond the adrenal glands, it is less likely to be cured. Treatment can be used to stop the progression or recurrence of the disease. The oncology department at Medica specializes at providing world-class cancer treatment, thanks to their combined clinical excellence of more than 30 years. Our oncologists and onco-surgeons are supported by the latest cancer treatment technologies as well as a team of highly skilled reconstructive surgeons who provide extensive treatment to all of our patients, both adults and children, with a multidisciplinary approach to treating all types and forms of cancer.