Adrenal Cancer forms in the outer tissue layer of the adrenal gland. Adrenocortical Carcinoma is also called Cancer of the Adrenal Cortex.
Alternate names: Adrenal Carcinoma, Adrenocortical Carcinoma, Adrenocortical Cancer, Cancer of the Adrenal Cortex, Carcinoma of the Adrenal Cortex
A tumor of the adrenal cortex may be functioning (producing excess hormones) or non-functioning (not producing hormones).
Individuals with the hereditary diseases LiFraumeni Syndrome, Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome, and Carney Complex are at risk for Adrenal Cancer.
The following may be used to diagnose the disease:
x-rays, MRI, CT scan, and laboratory tests including blood and urine analysis.
The 5-year survival rate for inoperable or unresectable tumors is less than 10%.