Adrenal gland tumours

The adrenal glands are part of the body’s endocrine system. Cancer in the adrenal glands can affect how the body produces hormones.

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.

Last updated: March 2023