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What is the prognosis of stage IV colon cancer that spread to adrenal gland?

My friend has been through chemo already, had portion of colon removed, and had spot on liver and lungs. All of this was taken care of and now she has a new tumor on her adrenal gland

Stage 4 generally means the primary cancer has spread to distant areas of the body. Stage 4 is the least curable stage of cancer. Never give up hope.
Although a cancer may not be totally cured, it can be held back by chemotherapy, surgery, radiation therapy-depending on the exact type of cancer and where tumors are. Ask your friend to consult with her physician and cancer specialist-oncologist.
As the adrenal gland is an endocrine gland-she may also wish to consult with an endocrinologist-but first have here see her cancer specialist-oncologist for such a referral.  (+ info)

what is the function of the left adrenal gland?

I am looking for information regarding the left adrenal gland, what it's function is, what symptoms may be present if it is not functioning properly and what are the most common conditions associated with it.

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What are some of the medicines used to treat adrenal gland?

What are the names of some of the medicines used to treat adrenal gland inssuficiency

As far as medicines, I don't know. But, as far as natural products, try this: http://www.iherb.com/Allergy-Research-Group-Nutricology-Adrenal-Cortex-100-Capsules/3415?at=0

Follow directions on bottle. 1 and a half bottles worked well when we used it, then we could stop. Amazing improvement within just a couple days.

If you buy the product from the link above, use coupon code KES097 for $5 off your first time order. (Not affiliated, just where I buy it. Good price, good shipping).  (+ info)

Which areas of the adrenal gland provide short term response to stress?

-And also long term response to stress?
-Which part of the adrenal gland releases hormones that induce fight or flight responses?

Adrenal medulla secretes catecholamines: adrenaline (epinephrine) and noradrenaline (norepinephrine) - these are the short term response to stress - the 'fight or flight' response. The adrenal cortex produces cortisol, which is increased in long-term physiological stress.  (+ info)

Can anyone tell me about an adrenal gland disorder? I recently found out after takingg blood pressure?

medicine for over 10 years (hypertension) that the cause was my adrenal glands. Does anyone know any information about the function or treatment of this gland? Please help I don't want to be placed on medication that will have some bad effects.

Most causes of hypertension are called essential- in that the doctors have no idea what's causing the hypertension other than lifestyle factors.

You're describing primary hypertension, where the cause is known. In terms of the adrenal glands i'll try to explain as best i can.

The adrenals are responsible for secreting Anti Diuretic Hormone ADH- this regulates the amount of water in the body. If there is a malfunction of this part of the adrenals they will secrete too much ADH and fluid will build up in the blood supply, raising the blood pressure.

The tablets you're on are probably either diuretics, or ADH inhibitors.  (+ info)

What are some amazing facts about the adrenal gland?

i needed some amazing facts about the adrenal gland and more information about the adrenal gland.

The adrenal glands are triangular in shape, weigh in at about 1.8 ounces each, and are located on top of the kidneys on either side of the back about half way up.Often referred to as the kidney hats.

The adrenal glands are one of the higher users of vitamin c in the body as it is necessary for adrenocorticol steroid production.
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yes this is for a medical doctor. What relationship exists between the thyroid and the adrenal gland?

After many years on the same synthroid and having Graves in my twenties, my thyroid blood test kept showing low TSH levels and then i discovered nodules! The bigger question is what causes nodules? I have very little thyroid left. One thing the doctor is checking adrenal dysfunction (cushings) or pituatary gland? :Symptons: extreme tired after waking up in morning, fevers, infections??
Thank you,


lymph glands trap foreign bodies and cause lymph nodes to form nodules, mostly in the neck area.  (+ info)

How well can a person live with only one adrenal gland?

I have pheochromocytoma and need to have my left adrenal removed. My epenephrines are out of whack and hypertension is the big concern for now. It should be in control after surgery.

I know someone who has all theirs removed and it has no noticable effect. Except they say it makes them less excitable in personality.  (+ info)

What is Hyperfunctioning Adenoma of the adrenal gland?

My husband thought he had a kidney stone with the typical symptoms of back pain, flank pain and pain extending to his groin. Went to the Dr. Xray revealed a 16mmx8mm area right kidney, he was then sent for a CT of the pelvis and abdomen that showed this was not a kidney stone rather it was a mass on the right adrenal gland measureing 3.6cm. He was then sent for a MRI that showed a 4 cm mass and mention not being able to rule out hyperfunctioning adenoma or Pheochromacytoma. Any advice.

Hyperfuctioning Adenoma: is a tumor that is excessively secreting a hormone, and in this case it sounds like Catecholamines as in Pheochromocytoma.
Did your husband have spurts of rage, anger, or hypertension and aggitation?
If benign, surgery is a definite possibility. Good luck.  (+ info)

what are the tests to request if you suspect adrenal gland dysfunction?

My 17 year old daughter is always sick. Misses school. Get's anything and everything you can imagine...pneumonia, pertussis, swine flu (H1N1 Novel) and was hospitalized for 4 days. Her Chiropractor suggested that her hypermobility might be due to Adrenal deficencies. What do I say to her primary doctor to find out if this is the problem?

tell him what,s going on. he will have an opinion. i,m sure he will ask for specific tests.  (+ info)

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