What is an adrenal metastasis?

Adrenal metastasis occurs when cancer from another part of the body spreads (metastasizes) to one or both adrenal glands.

Among the most common types of cancer that will sometimes spread this way are renal cancer (kidney), melanoma (a type of skin cancer), lung cancer, colorectal cancer, breast cancer, and lymphoma. Adrenalectomy is most likely to be helpful if the adrenal gland is the only organ affected by the cancer spread. 

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