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What is a adrenal gland ?

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What is a adrenal gland ?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
Dr. Shahzad MD :

there. Thank you question. I will be helping you out with your queries

Dr. Shahzad MD :

It is a gland that is located above the kidneys

Dr. Shahzad MD :

It secretes a steroid called cortisol and also secretes aldosterone.

Customer:

http://www.mediafire.com/view/r64eqctxkdmvnuc/image(2).jpg

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Yes, it says there is a new nodule in the adrenal gland now

Dr. Shahzad MD :

So this means that the cancer is spreading and now has spread to the adrenal gland.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

There is also a nodule in the lungs as well which is new

Dr. Shahzad MD :

So all these things suggest that cancer is spreading unfortunately.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Are you with me?

Customer:

http://www.mediafire.com/view/khoq9c42bedhmb7/image.jpg

Customer:

Can u plz compare both as little confusing.

Customer:

Adrenal node also in previous report , but this was not metastic. In new report is this the same one ?

Customer:

Also old report does not mention lung nodules , but new reprint says upper lobe nodule remains umchanged .

Dr. Shahzad MD :

This is a new nodule

Dr. Shahzad MD :

in the left adrenal gland

Customer:

Looking at this , Lowe lobe nodule

Customer:

Is the only new one right?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

New subpleural nodule in the left lower lobe is the new lesion

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Along with a new nodule in the left adrenal

Dr. Shahzad MD :

These are new lesions not present previously.

Customer:

If u look on old ct report it said also there left adrenal nodule

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Yes I did have a look

Dr. Shahzad MD :

But this new report says "New nodule"

Dr. Shahzad MD :

So it means that they saw the old one and this is a different one..

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Are you with me?

Customer:

With the old

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Yes new lesion with the o.d

Dr. Shahzad MD :

old

Customer:

It's in the same place left side plus previous one was not a met so it's not certain right if this a met?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

It is certainly a mets considering your history.

Customer:

Irinotecan was given 4 rounds but obv did not work, what can b done ?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Unfortunately very little can be done at this stage

Customer:

The previous adrenal node was benign though in august .plus rafiologist has made a typing error saying liver lesions , there is 1 liver lesion

Customer:

Can these b ablated ?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

No these cannot be ablated

Customer:

Can the chemo

Customer:

Can chemo b changed?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Yes I would like that you should consult an oncologist

Dr. Shahzad MD :

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