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Adrenal Cancer Risk Factors

Adrenal cancer sometimes runs in families and is caused by genes. If multiple people in your family have been diagnosed with adrenal cancer or another endocrine cancer, you may want to be evaluated by genetic counselors at the Stanford Cancer Center who specialize in syndromes (e.g., multiple endocrine neoplasm syndromes, Li-Fraumeni syndrome) that can cause adrenal cancer.

If one of these syndromes runs in your family, you can be carefully monitored so that if you develop adrenal cancer or another endocrine cancer it can be caught early when it is most treatable.

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