adrenocortical cancer
A rare cancer that forms in the outer layer of tissue of the adrenal gland (a small organ on top of each kidney that makes steroid hormones, adrenaline, and noradrenaline to control heart rate, blood pressure, and other body functions). Also called adrenocortical carcinoma and cancer of the adrenal cortex.

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  • stage I adrenocortical cancer — Cancer that is smaller than 5 centimeters (smaller than 2 inches) and has not spread into tissues around the adrenal gland …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage II adrenocortical cancer — Cancer that is larger than 5 centimeters (about 2 inches) and has not spread into tissues around the adrenal gland …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage IV adrenocortical cancer — The cancer has spread to tissues or organs in the area and to lymph nodes around the adrenal cortex, or the cancer has spread to other parts of the body …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage III adrenocortical cancer — The cancer has spread into tissues around the adrenal gland or has spread to the lymph nodes around the adrenal gland …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • adrenocortical carcinoma — A rare cancer that forms in the outer layer of tissue of the adrenal gland (a small organ on top of each kidney that makes steroid hormones, adrenaline, and noradrenaline to control heart rate, blood pressure, and other body functions). Also… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • cancer of the adrenal cortex — A rare cancer that forms in the outer layer of tissue of the adrenal gland (a small organ on top of each kidney that makes steroid hormones, adrenaline, and noradrenaline to control heart rate, blood pressure, and other body functions). Also… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • adrenocortical — Having to do with or made by the outer layer of the adrenal gland, which produces steroid hormones. There is an adrenal gland on top of each kidney …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Adrenocortical carcinoma — Infobox Disease Name = Adrenocortical carcinoma Caption = Metastasis of an adrenocortical carcinoma to the lung DiseasesDB = ICD10 = ICD10|C|74|0|c|73 ICD9 = ICD9|194 ICDO = 8370/3 OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = ped eMedicineTopic = 41… …   Wikipedia

  • adrenal cancer — Cancer that forms in the 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… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Follicular thyroid cancer — Classification and external resources Gross pathological section of a follicular thyroid adenoma (tumor at the bottom). ICD 10 C …   Wikipedia

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