How is an adrenal tumor treated?

Ajay K. Sahajpal, MD
Transplant Surgery
The treatment of adrenal tumors is based on a whether it is benign, malignant or indeterminate. If it is a confirmed cancer or there is much doubt then after appropriate medical preparation the definitive treatment is surgical removal either laparoscopically or open depending on size. Depending on the final pathology, adjuvant chemotherapy may be needed.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
A tumor on the adrenal gland is removed surgically. Once removed, the symptoms it produces such as high blood pressure resolve. Watch Dr. Oz discuss the diagnosis and treatment of adrenal tumors.

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Endocrine System

Your endocrine system works with your nervous system to control important bodily functions. The endocrine systems responsibilities include regulating growth, sexual development and function, metabolism and mood. The endocrine syst...

em also helps give your body the energy it needs to function properly. Endocrine glands secrete hormones into the bloodstream. Hormones are considered chemical messengers, coordinating your body by transferring information from one set of cells to another. Your endocrine system health can be affected by hormone imbalances resulting from impaired glands. A hormone imbalance can cause problems with bodily growth, sexual development, metabolism and other bodily functions. Endocrine system diseases or conditions include diabetes, growth disorders and osteoporosis.

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