Adrenocortical Carcinoma (ACC)is a rare cancer of the adrenal cortex that affects only 1 to 2 people in a million
What is ACC?
Adrenal cancer is a rare cancer that begins in the small, triangular glands (adrenal glands) located on top of your kidneys. Adrenal glands produce hormones that give instructions to virtually every organ and tissue in your body.
What Are the Symptoms of Adrenal Cancer?
Symptoms of adrenal cancer are caused by the excess production of the hormones. These are typically androgen, estrogen, cortisol, and aldosterone. Symptoms may also arise from large tumors pressing on organs of the body.
What Are the Risk Factors for Adrenal Cancer?
At this point, scientists don’t know what causes adrenal cancer, about 85% of adrenal cancers happen for unknown reasons. About 15% of these cancers are caused by a genetic disorder. Certain conditions can put you at an increased risk of developing adrenal cancer.
“If my story can affect just one person in a positive way, it’s all worth it.”
– Kendall LeeAnn Bayne
The Kendall Bayne Foundation
On October 29, 2015, after a courageous and years-long battle with ACC, Kendall passed away. During her struggle with the disease, Kendall inspired countless people all across the country (and beyond). Today, her memory lives on in the hearts and minds of those she touched.