Diagnosis & Treatment

For Parents and Patients

If your child has an adrenocortical tumor (ACT), surgery is necessary to remove the tumor completely. Some children also need chemotherapy. Radiotherapy (radiation) is not usually used to treat children with ACT. The Children’s Oncology Group (COG), a cancer research organization, does not recommend radiation treatment for children who have recently been diagnosed with ACT.

You can talk with your child’s doctor if you have questions about ACT diagnosis and treatment. You can also use the Contact Us link on this website to send questions to doctors who treat ACT at St. Jude. If a doctor thinks your child might have ACT, you should be sent to a hospital or health center with experts in treating children with ACT.