The outlook for people with adrenocortical cancer depends on several factors. These include
the stage of the disease
whether the tumor can be removed completely with surgery
how quickly the cancer is growing
whether the cancer has been treated in the past
the patient's general health.
Patients with early stage cancer have a good outlook for survival. Many can be cured with surgery. But very few people are diagnosed with stage I adrenocortical carcinoma. Individuals with more advanced disease have a less favorable prognosis.