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Adrenal Cancer: Treatments and Services

Adrenal tumors are treated depending on the stage of the tumor. These types of treatment may include one or more of the following options:

Physicians may remove the adrenal gland and the nearby lymph nodes. Chemotherapy and radiation may be used before or after surgery.

Radiation is the use of high energy x-rays or other types of radiation to kill cancer cells. Physicians may use radiation by itself to treat adrenal tumors or to shrink tumors before surgery. Radiation therapy is given based on the stage of the tumor.

Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to kill or slow the growth of cancer cells. Physicians give these drugs based on the stage of the tumor. Chemotherapy may be used in combination with surgery to treat cancer.

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