The adrenal glands are two very small but vital endocrine glands. They produce a variety of hormones including adrenaline and the steroids aldosterone and cortisol. They are found above the kidneys.

Some of the most common disorders with the adrenal glands include:

  • Adrenal adenomas (benign adrenal tumours)
  • Pheochromocytomas (tumours that release adrenaline-like hormones)
  • Congenital adrenal hyperplasia

At The Christie, adrenal cancer is treated by medical oncology and dedicated adrenal surgeons with endocrinology input. You can read about surgery at The Christie for more information if you're referred to this department.