Adrenal Gland Tumor


The body contains two adrenal glands which are responsible for producing various hormones. These hormones, which include cortisol, aldosterone, and dopamine among others, help to regulate many of the body’s natural functions such as blood pressure and metabolism. Adrenal Gland Tumors may be benign or cancerous, and also either functioning or non-functioning. Nonfunctioning tumors can be asymptomatic and may not require treatment in mild cases, with adenoma being the most common example. Functioning tumors, however, can cause the adrenal glands to produce excess hormones which will throw the body out of balance. Adrenocortical carcinoma, while rare, is the most frequently seen cancerous type of Adrenal Gland Tumors.