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A girl has an adrenal tumor that produces alot of estrogen if untreated what effect will it have on her growth?

A 12 yr old girl has an adrenal tumor that produces large amounts of estrogen. If untreated, what effect will this condition have on her growth for the next six months? On her height when she is 18?

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Can a local tumor in the lung spread to develop bone metases without affecting the rest of the lungs?

My father has been diagnosed with non-small carcinoma in the right lung. The doctors also found a lesion in the back bone L4 which is reported as neoplastic. A biopsy on the lung tumor was performed and confirme malignancy. On that basis they are presuming that the bone lesion is also a malignant cancer tumor. However, what seems to be strange is that the CT scan results for the rest of the right lung, the left lung, abdomin, intestines, bladder, prostate, pancreas are totally clear. His oncology blood markers are also clear. The bone scan apart from the suspected lesion at L4 is totally clean, and his blood test results are acceptable. His general health conditions are good. He was on a diet, stopped it and gained 3KGS within a span of 10 days. He simply does not show any of the symptoms of a stage IV cancer patient. The doctors said they cannot operate because of the bone lesion. Had it been only in the lungs they would. We are concerned that they might be making the wrong connection

definitely get a second or third opinion.. this is too important!  (+ info)

what happens if there was tumor in the adrenal gland in females?

I need this for my homework so please ppl help!

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My mom said that my aunt was diagnosed with an adrenal gland tumor? Is it treatable?

Yeah I know there's no guarantee, but is it one of those that there is little to be done or one with high survival rate. What cha think?

yes it is--my dad's friend was recently diagnosed with the same thing. He was in the hospital for month before they even operated on him. Once he was operated he was able to go home and is now doing fine  (+ info)

Has anyone had one adrenal gland taken out with a tumor?

I am having one adrenal gland removed with a tumor and was wondering if anyone has had this type of surgery and how there life is now after the surgery, if they feel better and what I can expect

You didn't state the exact nature of your tumor but I can pretty much guarantee that you will feel better after surgery. Tumors in this gland cause a large number of very noticeable symptoms which should disappear completely after surgery. Hopefully, you may be able to have this handled through laparascopic surgery. If so, you should experience a pretty quick recovery, returning to light normal duties within a week (including driving). You may need some ongoing medication to compensate for what is lost through removal of the gland (same as people who have their thyroid removed need to take replacement thyroid supplement for life). Overall though, you should feel much better pretty quickly and lead a perfectly normal life. Good luck with your recovery and try not to worry. The procedures and treatment for this are well established.  (+ info)

How common is it to have a tumor on an adrenal gland and how often is it bad?

well i can't give you the exact statistics on how many people get them, but i can let you know that it does happen fairly often compared to some other types of tumours.

All tumours are bad, your going to have to speak to the doctor in order to determine how its going to effect you  (+ info)

Do you know anything about an adrenal gland tumor?

I know it caused low potassium level, caused muscle problems and required my sister to go on some heart medication...
Is surgery the only option to cure the problem or did anyone have success with meds to treat the tumor..
thanks for your input....

I know you have two adrenal glands, so it is perfectly safe for one to be removed (just like a kidney, in fact they rest on the kidneys). The Oncologist in charge of the case would be best to ask specific questions about this. But do not panic, a simple tumor can be removed and even if it is cancer and they remove the adrenal gland she has another one.  (+ info)

Have you or anyone you know been treated either surgically or medically for a tumor on the adrenal gland?

If so can you tell me what symptoms occurred and how the treatment went?


I think that is what my brother had, he had high blood pressure for years and was on about 12 medications for it and it wasn't working. So finally they did tests and found the tumor and surgically removed it a few years ago. Now he is on one pill for blood pressure and is doing well.  (+ info)

Has anyone had a rare adrenal gland tumor?

It starts with a Ph?

Each person has two adrenal glands, one located on top of each of the body’s two kidneys. These glands are important to the body’s endocrine (hormonal) system. Each adrenal gland has two main parts, which function separately:

Adrenal cortex. The outer part of the adrenal gland is called the cortex. The adrenal cortex makes three hormones: cortisol, aldosterone, and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA). These hormones carefully control metabolism and body characteristics, such as hair growth and body shape.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/adrenal-cancer/adrenal-gland-tumors.html  (+ info)

Is anyone familiar with Pheochromocytoma,a tumor located on the adrenal gland?

Pheochromocytomas are tumors of the adrenal gland which produce excess adrenaline. Pheochromocytomas arise from the central portion of the adrenal gland which is called the adrenal medulla. The adrenal medulla is responsible for the normal production of adrenaline which our body requires to help maintain blood pressure and to help cope with stressful situations. A tumor which arises from the adrenal medulla and overproduces adrenaline can be a deadly tumor because of the severe elevation in blood pressure it causes.

Symptoms of Pheochromocytomas

The classical symptoms of pheos are those attributable to excess adrenaline production. Often these patients will have recurring episodes of sweating, headache, and a feeling of high anxiety. The following symptoms are listed from the most common to the least common:

Headaches (severe)
Excess sweating (generalized)
Racing heart (tachycardia and palpitations)
Anxiety / nervousness (feelings of impending death)
Nervous shaking (tremors)
Pain in the lower chest or upper abdomen
Nausea (with or without nausea)
Weight loss
Heat intolerance  (+ info)

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