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The expert cancer surgeons of Surgical Oncology at Mercy in Baltimore are dedicated to treating patients with adrenal tumors. Our doctors are recognized for the skill and caring approach in the surgical treatment of adrenal gland tumors.
Your body has two adrenal glands, one located on the top of each kidney. These small triangular-shaped organs produce several hormones that are essential for the proper control of many body systems and functions such as blood pressure, immune system, blood sugar and body metabolism.
A tumor (neoplasm) is any new and abnormal tissue growth. It can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancer). Both types of adrenal tumors produce extra amounts of hormones such as cortisol. Tumors of the adrenal glands are relatively unusual. Most adrenal tumors are small and benign. Malignant adrenal tumors are rare.
Adrenal tumors secrete excess amounts of hormones. These hormones can produce a variety of symptoms making diagnosis difficult. Patients with adrenal gland tumors may display some of the following symptoms or signs:
Diagnostic testing for Adrenal Tumors may include:
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:
Surgical Oncology at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, treats a broad range of cancers and benign tumors including colon and rectal cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, thyroid cancer, sarcoma and melanoma. Mercy's surgical oncologists utilize modern medical technologies such as laparoscopy, brachytherapy, hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) and microwave ablation to help eliminate tumors with minimal damage to healthy tissue.
Surgical Oncology is part of The Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy Medical Center.
Dr. Vadim Gushchin, Director of Mercy's prestigious HIPEC Program, is among the region’s leading surgical oncologists, offering long-time expertise in the treatment of complex cancers.
Hear the inspiring story of a man who survived colon cancer, liver cancer and a liver transplant - treated by a team doctors at Mercy.