Cancer Types

Adrenocortical Carcinoma Cancer

Adrenocortical carcinoma is an uncommon condition in which cancerous cells develop in the adrenal gland’s outer layer. Adrenocortical carcinoma risk is increased by several hereditary disorders. Abdominal pain is one of the signs of adrenocortical cancer.

For those who have adrenocortical cancer, the 5-year survival rate is 50%. The extent (or stage) of cancer at the time of diagnosis is one of many variables that affect the survival rate. The age of the patient and whether the tumor generates hormones are additional factors that affect survival.

What are the signs of adrenal cancer?

Signs and symptoms of adrenal cancer include:
Weight gain.
Muscle weakness.
Pink or purple stretch marks on the skin.
Hormone changes in women that might cause excess facial hair, hair loss on the head and irregular periods.
Hormone changes in men that might cause enlarged breast tissue and shrinking testicles.

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