Carcinoma; Malignancy; Neoplasm; Oncology; Tumor
Pheochromocytoma, a rare cancer, is a disease in which cancer (malignant) cells are found in special cells in the body called chromaffin cells. Most pheochromocytomas start inside the adrenal gland (the adrenal medulla) where most chromaffin cells are located. There are two adrenal glands, one above each kidney in the back of the upper abdomen. Cells in the adrenal glands make important hormones that help the body work properly. Usually pheochromocytoma affects only one adrenal gland. Pheochromo...
A term for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control. Cancer cells can invade nearby tissues and can spread through the bloodstream and lymphatic system to other parts of the body. There are several main types of cancer. Carcinoma is cancer that begins in the skin or in tissues that line or cover internal organs. Sarcoma is cancer that begins in bone, cartilage, fat, muscle, blood vessels, or other connective or supportive tissue. Leukemia is cancer that starts in blood-forming tis...
Pheochromocytoma as related to Cancer
- Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma - cancer.gov
Information about pheochromocytoma treatment, clinical trials, and other topics from the National Cancer Institute.
- Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma Treatment - cancer.gov
Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma.
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Cancer.Net provides timely, comprehensive, oncologist-approved information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), with support from the Conquer Cancer ...
- Adrenal Gland Cancer (Pheochromocytoma) in Cats | petMD
A pheochromocytoma is a type of adrenal gland tumor which causes the gland to make too much of some of the hormones. This can cause an increase in …
- Treatment of malignant pheochromocytoma/paraganglioma …
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- Pheochromocytoma - Wikipedia
A pheochromocytoma (from Greek phaios "dark", chroma "color", kytos "cell", -oma "tumor") or phaeochromocytoma (PCC) is a neuroendocrine tumor of the medulla of …
- Pheochromocytoma Prognosis - Cancer Home Page
A pheochromocytoma prognosis is a medical opinion concerning the likely outcome in an individual case of the cancer. A doctor considering a person's prognosis will ...
- Pheochromocytoma - MedicineNet
What else can cause the symptoms of a pheochromocytoma? How is pheochromocytoma diagnosed?
- Types of Adrenal Cancer (Cortex/Medulla) | CTCA
There are 3 major types of Adrenal Cancer, occurring in both the Adrenal Cortex and Medulla. Learn the differences between each type here.