Message Number: YG6496 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2001-08-19 18:55:00 UTC
Subject: Re: adrenal and insulinoma malignancies ??

>I'm a bit confused on the fact that sometimes I see
>all adrenal tumors referred to as malignancies or
>cancers. I guess that's where I'm confused. Are all
>malignancies cancer and all cancers malignancies?

No. From our experience most adrenal growths have been NOT
malignant, but I think that there is tendency for people to not
always realize that many tumors are not cancers, are not malignant,
are instead benign...

There can also be tumors which are of some forms of cancers that tend
to stay quite localized so if removed surgery can be curative for
those types. (There are many, many of types of cancers, with them
varying widely, and not all spread readily.)