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Glossary: cancer of the adrenal cortex, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

cancer of the adrenal cortex

(KAN-ser ... uh-DREE-nul KOR-tex)

A rare cancer that forms in the outer layer of tissue of the adrenal gland (a small organ on top of each kidney that makes steroid hormones, adrenaline, and noradrenaline to control heart rate, blood pressure, and other body functions). Also called adrenocortical cancer and adrenocortical carcinoma.

2005-12-22Adrenocortical Carcinoma