To determine if an adrenal tumor is present and if the tumor is malignant (cancerous) or benign (non-cancerous), your doctor may order one or more of the following adrenal tumor tests:

Computed Tomography (CT)

A scan to provide a two-dimensional image of the area, determining if a tumor is present and if it has moved to any other area in the body.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

A scan that allows the medical team to look inside the body, detecting small abnormalities in the area and determining if the tumor is cancerous.

Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

A scan that offers a three-dimensional image of the area and may show high metabolic energy, which could help determine if the tumor is cancerous.

Blood and Urine Testing

A small sample of blood and/or urine is collected, which can be analyzed to determine the presence of cancer.

If a test confirms the presence of an adrenal tumor, your Advanced Urology team will work closely with you to create an individualized treatment plan based on:

  • Test findings
  • Your medical history
  • Your lifestyle
  • Your treatment preference
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