The endocrine system in the body produces hormones. Hormones are chemicals that control a number of bodily functions, including growth and development, blood sugar levels, sleep and respiration.

The adrenal glands are part of the endocrine system. They produce a number of different hormones including adrenaline and the steroids aldosterone and cortisol.

Adrenal gland tumours are a type of endocrine tumour. Endocrine tumours can affect how your body produces hormones. This means they can have a range of different symptoms.

At The Christie, the endocrinology department treat adrenal gland tumours, as well as other adrenal gland disorders.