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Urologic Oncology

Adrenal Cancer

Adrenal glands are triangle-shaped glands located on top of the kidneys. When cancer occurs on the adrenal glands, it is called adrenocortical carcinoma. Adrenal cancer is very rare.

Adrenal Cancer Treatment in North Carolina 

At Wake Forest Baptist Health, our urologic oncologists will recommend surgery, chemotherapy or a combination of those two treatments to treat your adrenal cancer.

Surgery for Adrenal Cancer at Wake Forest Baptist Health

As with any tumor, when possible, our urologic surgeons will recommend a minimally invasive approach. Minimally invasive approaches to surgery offer many benefits, including faster recovery, reduced rate of infection and less blood loss. However, your doctor will only recommend minimally invasive surgery to remove the adrenal tumor if the size of the tumor is small.

Chemotherapy for Adrenal Cancer  

Chemotherapy is a form of systemic therapy that seeks and destroys cancer cells to stop their growth and spread. Depending on the size of your tumor and if it has spread to nearby organs, your doctors may recommend chemotherapy. Learn more about chemotherapy at Wake Forest Baptist Health

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