This edition: Adrenal Cancer: A Rare And Dangerous Disease
First aired: January 13, 2015.
The adrenal glands are located on the top of each kidney, and carry out many significant tasks. Adrenal glands produce hormones including sex hormones and stress response hormones like adrenaline and cortisol. A number of medical disorders can affect the adrenal glands, and one of the most troubling can be tumors. As in other types of tumors, adrenal tumors can be either benign or malignant. Most are benign and may not require treatment. But although extremely rare, a small number of adrenal gland tumors are malignant. In this program, we will educate viewers on Adrenal Cancer, with discussions on its history, screening, diagnosis, management, and the importance of patient care.