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What are the common symptoms of adrenal cancer?

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If your adrenal tumor grows large, it can press against other organs. You may feel a pain in your stomach or back. Or you could feel pressure or fullness soon after you eat. You may even notice a lump. On the other hand, if your tumor is small, you might not feel like anything's wrong. Your tumor can change your levels of some hormones, which sets off a variety of symptoms. For instance, high levels of male hormones, called androgens, can cause too much face or body hair to grow. They can also enlarge the penis in young boys or the clitoris in girls.

From: Adrenal Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "What is adrenal cancer?"

National Cancer Institute: "Adrenocortical Carcinoma."

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: "Adrenal Tumors."

MD Anderson Cancer Center: "Adrenal Tumors."

Diane Reidy-Lagunes, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

UptoDate: "Adrenal Cancer."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on March 04, 2019

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "What is adrenal cancer?"

National Cancer Institute: "Adrenocortical Carcinoma."

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: "Adrenal Tumors."

MD Anderson Cancer Center: "Adrenal Tumors."

Diane Reidy-Lagunes, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

UptoDate: "Adrenal Cancer."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on March 04, 2019

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