Most patients do not experience any symptoms, so screening for adrenal tumors often happens when doctors order tests of other conditions. For some patients, the symptoms of adrenal tumors, such as a hormone imbalance or pain the kidneys, prompt these blood and imagery tests to diagnose the condition:
- Medical history and symptoms evaluation
- Physical examinations
- Blood and urine tests help show an increase or decrease in hormone levels regulated by the adrenal glands.
- CT scans, MRI and Ultrasound tests help visualize the tumor
- Biopsy means to surgically remove the tissue for testing
After testing for adrenal tumors, your Florida Hospital specialist can diagnose the tumor as cancerous or benign. Then, they can determine the adrenal cancer stage and the appropriate treatment for your condition.