Webinar Series Episode 5

Special thanks to Progenics for making this webinar series possible through an educational grant.

The information presented on this webinar is for educational purposes only and should not substitute the advice of your doctor(s) and medical team because they have in depth knowledge of your medical history and current situation.

Q1 at 4:08 – Are pheo para patients considered “at risk” if we do get the COVID-19 virus?
Q2 at 14:05 – My daughter has a genetic mutation but doesn’t have any tumors, is she at higher risk?
Q3 at 16:27 – Can you talk a little bit about your clinic at the NIH and how it is operating now because of COVID?
Q4 at 23:57 – What are some ways we can improve our immune system?
Q5 at 31:15 – I heard that blood pressure medications are a bad mix with COVID and pheo para patients rely on these to control catecholamine releases. What are your thoughts?
Q6 at 33:47 – I lost both adrenal glands due to pheos and am dependent on steroids what do I need to know if I get covid-19?
Q7 at 38:56 – A follow up to the last adrenal insufficiency question, I have heard that there may be a hydrocortisone shortage, can you talk about that?
Q8 at 42:14 – Do any contrasts used for imaging reduce immunity?
Q9 at 45:10 – My PET scan was canceled in March. I am 1 year out from operation and 10 months out from radiation. This makes me nervous, how do I know if this is the right decision?
Q10 at 50:56 – If a para patient gets COVID-19 and they are prescribed hydrochloroquine as treatment, is it safe for them?
Q11 at 53:24 – I have six inoperable pargangliomas but my cathecolomies are normal. I am at my parents hometown in Mexico where the altitude is 7,000 ft. Will the elevation affect my paras?
Q12 at 56:50 – I do not have a pheo diagnosis, but I am sure that I have it because of my symptoms. I have been in and out of the ER for months with no answers. Now, I am scared to go to the ER when I have an episode because of exposure to COVID. How do I determine if I should go?