There are many treatment options available for patients with adrenal tumors. Your treatment plan will depend on your age, overall health and the stage of the cancer..
Treatment options may include chemotherapy, radiation therapy or surgery. Surgical removal of an adrenal gland (adrenalectomy) is usually the treatment of choice for adrenal tumors that are causing symptoms due to excess hormone production, or tumors that are malignant. Often this surgery can be performed laparoscopically using minimally invasive techniques.
Advantages you may experience after minimally invasive surgery for adrenalectomy are:
- Less pain after surgery
- Shorter hospital stay
- Faster return to normal activities
- Less scarring