Anaplastic Adrenal Cancer

Ian C. Langtree Content Writer/Editor for Disabled World
Published: 2009/04/01 - Updated: 2023/01/28
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Synopsis: Anaplastic Adrenal Cancer is a sub-type of adrenal cancer which shows virtually no cellular differentiation. CT and MRI imaging are used to diagnose adrenal lesions, but a biopsy is required for a definite diagnosis. The median survival for anaplastic adrenal cancer is five months compared to a median survival of 40 months for differentiated adrenal cancers.

Introduction

Adrenocortical cancers (ACs) are uncommon malignancies that can have protean clinical manifestations. Adrenocortical masses are common; autopsy studies show that approximately 5-15% of the general adult population may have adrenal incidentalomas. Anaplastic Adrenal Cancer is a sub-type of adrenal cancer that shows virtually no cellular differentiation. It is not associated with the overproduction of hormones as in other adrenal carcinomas. Abdominal pain is a presenting symptom.

The U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) has included Anaplastic Adrenal Cancer - with distant metastases or inoperable, resectable or recurrent as a Compassionate Allowance to expedite a disability claim.

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Regardless of size, approximately 1 per 1500 adrenal tumors are malignant. The evaluation of these incidentalomas, therefore, focuses on

CT and MRI imaging are used in the diagnosis of adrenal lesions, but a biopsy is required for a definite diagnosis.

Radical surgical excision is the treatment for individuals with localized malignancies and remains the only method by which long-term disease-free survival may be achieved.

Median survival for anaplastic adrenal cancer is five months compared to a median survival of 40 months for differentiated adrenal cancers.

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