Strike action from Thursday 27 June to Tuesday 2 July 2024

Junior doctors at The Christie will strike from 7am on Thursday 27 June until 7am on Tuesday 2 July 2024.

We are proactively contacting patients with appointments that may be affected. If you have an appointment on any of these dates, please continue to come to The Christie and our other centres as planned, unless we contact you to tell you otherwise. Please do not call to check if your appointment is still going ahead.

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Adrenal disease

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.

Last updated: March 2023