This treatment uses high-energy radiation to kill cancer cells. But radiation therapy is not often used as the main treatment for adrenal cancer because the x-rays do not easily kill this type of cancer. Radiation may be used after surgery to help keep the tumor from coming back (this is called adjuvant therapy). Radiation may also be used to treat areas of cancer spread, such as in the bones or brain.
Last Medical Review: 04/22/2010
Last Revised: 06/22/2010