adrenal gland nodule

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adrenal gland nodule

by tkelly on Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:00 AM

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I had a mri of my kidney and renal arteries and they found a 10mm nodule on my left adrenal gland .the report says that on the in and out phase sequence the nodule is intermediate signal intensity on in phase and incresaed signal intensity on the out of phase .therefore it does not follow the significance of a benign adeoma.so does this mean they think it can be malignent ? also a year ago i had a 5mm complex cyst in my left kidney that they coouldn t promise for sure wasn t cancer but because of it s location could nt biopsy,so they decided to just watch it,well not it is 10mm and there is another 5mm cyst in the left kidney.i am concerned that maybe it was cancer and now has spread to my adrenal gland,do you think that is possible.i have to get a ct scan this week . any input would be greatly appresiated thanks tracy

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by hmac1 on Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:00 AM

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I think if you have any feeling whatsoever that something is wrong you should demand your doctor do any testing he/she can. adrenal cancer is very rare, and most of the time it is too late when you finally start to have symptoms.... so you may not have anything to worry about, but you know your body best, and if you feel like something is wrong, you take charge... many symptoms of adrenal cancer are also symptoms of many things and because it is such a rare cancer, doctors don't think to test for it. My father passed in september, and the doctors in our area did not know anything about it... He had to wait 3 months for them to even find a surgeon that could do the surgery, by then it was too late.   that just shows how rare it is.

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by KathyCross on Sat May 16, 2009 12:00 AM

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On 3/30/2009 hmac1 wrote:

I think if you have any feeling whatsoever that something is wrong you should demand your doctor do any testing he/she can. adrenal cancer is very rare, and most of the time it is too late when you finally start to have symptoms.... so you may not have anything to worry about, but you know your body best, and if you feel like something is wrong, you take charge... many symptoms of adrenal cancer are also symptoms of many things and because it is such a rare cancer, doctors don't think to test for it. My father passed in september, and the doctors in our area did not know anything about it... He had to wait 3 months for them to even find a surgeon that could do the surgery, by then it was too late.   that just shows how rare it is.

I was diagnosed with adrenal cancer in April, 2006 and have had an adrenalectomy and a liver resection at Vanderbilt in Nashville.  Since then, it has spread to my lungs and back to my liver.  I am seeing a Dr. in Columbus, OH, Dr. Manisha Shah, who will be starting a clinical trial, phase 2, in June on this rare cancer.  She can be reached at 614-293-8629.  I had symptoms of Cushings Syndrome and diagnosed it myself by reseach on the internet in Feb. 2006.  The Dr.'s here in TN tried chemo, but it did not help it from spreading.  Please contact her. 

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