Adrenal Cancer: Symptoms
What are the symptoms of adrenal cancer?
Symptoms of adrenal cancer are usually caused by the hormones the tumor is making. Some symptoms are caused when the tumor is very large and is pressing on nearby organs. People with adrenal cancer may have any or all of the following symptoms:
Belly or back pain
Belly stretch marks
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
Unexplained weight gain or weight loss
Weakness and low potassium levels
Anxiety or new panic attacks
High blood pressure
Bone weakening (osteoporosis)
When to see your healthcare provider
Many of these symptoms may be caused by other health problems. But it is important to see your healthcare provider if you have these symptoms. Only a healthcare provider can tell if you have cancer.
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