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Your adrenal glands are located on the top of your kidneys; they are a crucial part of the endocrine system, responsible for releasing hormones into your blood system. Hormones are important in your body’s processes, which includes metabolism, stress, sexual development and puberty. Adrenal cancer occurs when abnormal cells are in the adrenal glands.
Spectrum Health urologic oncologists have expertise in the evaluation and management of these tumors, which can range from surveillance to surgical removal. The most common type of surgery for adrenal tumors is laparoscopic adrenalectomy, a minimally invasive surgery with a short hospital stay and recovery period.