Adrenal Cancer: Symptoms
What are the symptoms of adrenal cancer?
Some symptoms of adrenal cancer are caused by the hormones the tumor is making. Others are caused when the tumor is big and is pressing on nearby organs.
People with adrenal cancer may have any or all of these symptoms:
Belly or back pain
Belly stretch marks
A lump in the belly that can be felt
Muscle cramps or weakness
Rapid heartbeat or heart pounding
Full feeling in the belly or feeling full after eating only a small amount
Enlarged breasts or sex organs
Extra facial and body hair, often in women
Fatty areas on the shoulders and the back of the neck
Round, red face
Unexplained weight gain or weight loss
Weakness and low potassium levels
Anxiety or new panic attacks
Need to pee much more often than normal
High blood pressure
High blood sugar levels
Bone weakening (osteoporosis)
When to see your healthcare provider
Many of these symptoms may be caused by other health problems. So it's important to see a healthcare provider if you have these symptoms. Only a healthcare provider can tell if you have cancer.
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