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Adrenocortical carcinoma
Adrenocortical carcinoma

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Adrenocortical carcinoma also adrenal cortical carcinoma ACC and adrenal cortex cancer is an aggressive cancer originating in the cortex steroid hormone-producing tissue of the adrenal gland. Adrenocortical carcinoma is a rare tumor with incidence of 1 2 per million population annually. Adrenocortical carcinoma has a bimodal distribution by age with cases clustering in children under 5 and in adults 30 40 years old. Adrenocortical carcinoma is remarkable for the many hormonal syndromes which can occur in patients with steroid hormone-producing functional tumors including Cushing s syndrome Conn syndrome virilization and feminization. Adrenocortical carcinoma has often invaded nearby tissues or metastasized to distant organs at the time of diagnosis and the overall 5-year survival rate is only 20 35 .

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