What is ACC?

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What is ACC?

ACC Stands for Adrenocortical Cancer but is often known simply as adrenal cancer.

ACC affects 1-2 people per million, per year, making it a very rare form of cancer. ACC occurs in the outer part of the adrenal gland. In adults, ACC most commonly occurs in the 4th or 5th decades of life. However, ACC can also affect children, where the disease may be less aggressive. In these situations, treatment differs from that of adults. Scientists do not yet know what causes ACC although there is on-going research being completed around the world – our support network can help to keep you in the loop and up-to-date on the research findings.  You can download our detailed booklet on ACC by clicking on the button below and to the right.  Below is a video, produced in 2019, of patients talking about their lives with ACC.

 

Where can I get more information?

ACC Support UK, with the help of its expert advisory team, have prepared more detailed patient information booklets on ACC which are available to download for free by clicking on the link beside the picture to the right.

To get your free hard-copy, join ACC Support UK or contact the general inquiries number.

 

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ACC patient information booklet

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Neuroendocrine Cancer UK (NCUK): www.netpatientfoundation.org

AMEND (Association for Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Disorders): www.amend.org.uk