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Pheochromocytoma Information

A pheochromocytoma is a type of tumor that most often develops within the adrenal gland. Typically, this type of tumor occurs within special cells of the adrenal gland called chromaffin cells.
 
Pheochromocytomas cause the adrenal glands to make too many hormones called catecholamines (which include adrenaline). The extra catecholamines cause common pheochromocytoma symptoms. These can include:
   
The treatment for this condition will vary, depending on many factors. However, some of the most commonly used options include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.
 
(For more information, including how a diagnosis is made, click Pheochromocytoma.)

Pheochromocytoma Information

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