Symptoms, diagnosis & treatment of adrenal cancer
Benign or malignant neoplasm of adrenal gland is adrenal cancer. This results in over production of endocrine hormones.
Following types are seen –
- Tumors of the adrenal cortex
- Adrenocortical adenoma
- Adrenocortical carcinoma
- Tumors of the adrenal medulla
Signs and symptoms of adrenal cancers
- Excessive growth of facial and body hairs
- Enlarge penis in boys
- Enlarge clitoris in girls
- Early puberty in girls
- Enlarge breasts in boys
- Erectile syfunction
- Loss of sex drive
- Excessive facial and body hair growth in females
- Irregular menstrual periods
- Deepening of voice
- Weight gain
- Fat deposit behind neck and shoulders
- Purple stretch mark on the abdomen
- Weakness in legs
- Weak bones leading to fractures
- High sugar levels leading to diabetes
- High blood pressure
- Low potassium levels
Risk factors for adrenal cancer
- Genetic factors
- Li-Fraumeni syndrome
- Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome
- Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN1)
- Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)
- Lunch syndrome
- Living sedentary lifestyle
Diagnosing adrenal cancer
- Physical examination
- Blood test
- Urine test
- Chest X Ray
- CT Scan
- MRI Scan
- PET Scan
Treatment of adrenal cancer
Best hospitals for adrenal cancer treatment in India
- BLK Superspecialty Hospital, New Delhi
- Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon
- Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Center, Bangalore
- HCG EKO Cancer Cneter, Kolkata
- American Oncology, Hyderabad
- Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai
- Gleneagles Global BGS, Bangalore
- Continental Hospital, Hyderabad
- Yashoda Hospital, Hyderabad
- Seven Hills, Mumbai
Cost of adrenal cancer treatment in India
Cost of adrenal cancer treatment in India varies from hospital to hospital and stage of the disease. Treatment cost of adrenal cancer may vary from $ 3500 – $ 12,000 USD.
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