WHAT EXACTLY IS
Pheochromocytoma (pheo) and paraganglioma (para) are both considered neuroendocrine tumors. They occur in both men and women equally, and they affect every race of people. They can occur at any age, but the peak incidence occurs in the third to fifth decade in life. This section will define pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas and explore their symptoms, genetic causes, diagnosis, and treatment options for pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma.
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A DEEPER DIVE
A pheochromocytoma (fee-o- kroe-moe- sy-TOE- muh) is a rare, usually noncancerous (benign) tumor that develops in cells in the center of an adrenal gland.Learn more >
A DEEPER DIVE
Paraganglioma (păr′ə-găng′glē-ō′mə) is a tumor that is closely related to Pheochromocytoma. It originates from outside the adrenal glands, specifically from the parasympathetic or sympathetic nervous system.Learn more >
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