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Patients in stage IV adrenal cancer have metastases to distant locations such as other organs, tissues, and lymph nodes. Stage IV adrenal cancer means that the tumor can be of any size, and the tumors have spread throughout the body. If there is liver metastasis, a resection has to be done.

The adrenal glands are two small glands that are located on top of each kidney. They’re part of your endocrine system that produces hormones. Adrenal glands produce hormones that are necessary for many vital functions. Adrenal cancer is a condition that occurs when abnormal cells develop in or travel to your adrenal glands.

Surgical removal of adrenal gland is called adrenalectomy. It is the best choice to cure adrenal cancer. Nearby lymph nodes and tissues may also be removed during this surgery. In some cases surgeons remove tumors that may have spread to other parts of the body.