The adrenal gland makes different hormones, which travel in the blood before being passed out of the body with the urine. Blood tests and 24-hour urine sampling can be very helpful to see what kind of cancer is in the body, especially adrenal cancers. Occasionally, blood can be taken directly from the site where the hormones are produced: the veins of the adrenal gland.
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