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The following are treatment options for stage II adrenocortical carcinoma. The types of treatments given are based on the unique needs of the person with cancer.
Surgery is the primary treatment for stage II adrenocortical carcinoma. The type of surgery is an adrenalectomy, in which the adrenal gland is removed. The lymph nodes are not usually removed unless they are enlarged or the doctor thinks the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes.
Supportive therapy may be offered for stage II adrenocortical carcinoma. Supportive therapy drugs may be given to:
Chemotherapy with mitotane (Lysodren) may be offered after surgery for stage II adrenocortical carcinoma if:
Radiation therapy may be offered after surgery for stage II adrenocortical carcinoma if the tumour:
Radiation therapy for stage II adrenocortical carcinoma is not standard treatment and is under evaluation.
People with adrenocortical carcinoma may be offered the opportunity to participate in clinical trials. For more information, go to clinical trials.
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