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Adrenal tumours

Adrenal tumours - What it is

Adrenal tumours are growths that form in the adrenal glands. You have two adrenal glands, one above each kidney. These glands produce hormones which are important for many bodily functions.

Most adrenal tumours are benign and do not cause any symptoms; these do not require treatment. Some adrenal tumours may be cancerous and need to be surgically removed. 

Sometimes, both benign and cancerous adrenal tumours may secrete high levels of certain hormones that can cause health problems. These hormones include aldosterone, cortisol, adrenaline/noradrenaline or male hormones. In such cases, treatment may include surgery or medications.

Adrenal tumours - How to prevent?

Adrenal tumours - Causes and Risk Factors

Adrenal tumours - Preparing for surgery

Adrenal tumours - Post-surgery care

Adrenal tumours - Other Information

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