The adrenal glands sit just above the kidneys and produce hormones, including cortisol, aldosterone and male sex hormones.1 Tumours in these glands are common, but ACC is a rare aggressive form of cancer that grows in the outer part of the glands. The tumours in the adrenal glands cause too much of multiple types of hormone to be produced.2,3
If you are a patient, please contact your physician for more information.
If you are a healthcare professional from the EU, you can find further information on the treatment guidelines for adrenocortical carcinoma here.
You can visit the following website: www.adrenalcorticalcarcinoma.com
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