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What Can Be Expected After Treatment?

Based on the type of tumor found, surgery may be the only treatment you need. If after surgery cancer cells are still present, other treatments are used. Often, patients will have to take hormonal supplements to replace the loss of the adrenal gland. Over time, if the cancer returns or spreads, more surgery or chemotherapy is again recommended.

Adrenal Cancer Outlook

Adrenal cancer is difficult to cure. The outlook for adrenal cancer depends on the cause, location and stage of cancer. The 5-year survival rate may be as low as 7 out of 100 people surviving or as high as 65 out of 100 people surviving. Survival depends on where the cancer is found.