Adrenal Cancer. Definition

Medical Definition: Adrenal Cancer

Cancer that forms in tissues of the adrenal glands (two glands located just above the kidneys). The adrenal glands make hormones that control heart rate, blood pressure and other important body functions. Adrenal cancer that starts in the outer layer of the adrenal gland is called adrenocortical carcinoma. Adrenal cancer that starts in the center of the adrenal gland is called malignant pheochromocytoma.

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