Adrenal cortical carcinoma (ACC) is a rare disease. It is caused by an increase in cancer in the adrenal cortex, the outer layer of the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are located above the kidneys. They play an important role in the endocrine system, the system that produces and regulates hormones. ACC is also known as adrenocortical carcinoma.
The adrenal cortex produces hormones that regulate metabolism and blood pressure. It also produces male hormones called androgens like cortisol and testosterone. ACC stimulates a high production of these hormones.
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