By: Matthew Beaver
When was the cancer first discovered?
In about half of people with adrenal cortex cancer, symptoms are caused by the hormones made by the tumor. In the other half, symptoms occur because the tumor has grown so large that it presses on nearby organs.
- Weight gain, often around the chest and stomach
- Fat deposits behind the neck and shoulders
- Other medicines
How much of the population of the world is diagnosed with it?
How to prevent it
Since there are no known preventable risk factors for this cancer, it is not now possible to prevent this disease, specifically. Not smoking is a way to lower the risk for many cancers, and perhaps even adrenal cortical cancer.
What major organs are affected by the cancer?
Funding for Research
Regional - cancer has grown to nearby tissues (44%)
Distant - cancer has spread further to distant sites (7%)
(All of these are survival rates for 5 years after treatment)