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. Pheochromocytoma may also start in other parts of the body, such as the area around the heart or bladder. Most tumors that start in the chromaffin cells do not spread to other parts of the body and are not cancer. These are called benign tumors. If a tumor is found, the doctor will need to determine whether it is cancer or benign.

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Pheochromocytoma Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... A pheochromocytoma can result in excessive secretion of the hormones adrenaline (epinephrine) and noradrenaline (norepinephrine). The excess secretion can be either continuous or occur in shorter burs...
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Causes
... Your adrenal glands are part of your endocrine system, which produces hormones that regulate processes throughout your body. Other parts of your endocrine system include: Pituitary gland Thyroid gland...
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Pheochromocytoma Treatment

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Complications
... If you have high blood pressure caused by a pheochromocytoma, excessive force on your artery walls can seriously damage many of your body''s vital organs. The higher your blood pressure or the longer ...
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Treatment
... A pheochromocytoma is one of the few causes of high blood pressure that can be cured. Your doctor may prescribe medications that lower blood pressure. However, the best treatment for most pheochromocy...
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Pheochromocytoma Other

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Pheochromocytoma
... What is pheochromocytoma? 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 ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Overview
... A pheochromocytoma (fe-o-kro-mo-si-TOE-muh) is a rare tumor that develops in the core of an adrenal gland. You have two adrenal glands, one just above each of your kidneys. Your adrenal glands produce...
Source: MayoClinic

   

Pheochromocytoma Articles

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    ... Key Points Cancer occurs when cells become abnormal and grow without control (see Question 1). The place where the cancer started is called the primary cancer or the primary tumor (see Question 2). Me...
  • Pheochromocytoma Treatment
    ... Treatment will probably be surgery to remove one or both adrenal glands (adrenalectomy). After surgery the doctor will order blood and urine tests to make sure hormone levels return to normal. Treatme...
  • Pheochromocytoma Treatment
    ... Treatment will probably be surgery to remove one or both adrenal glands (adrenalectomy). After surgery the doctor will order blood and urine tests to make sure hormone levels return to normal. Treatme...
  • Preguntas y respuestas acerca del cáncer metastásico
    ... ¿Qué es el cáncer? El cáncer es un grupo de diferentes enfermedades que empiezan en las células, la unidad básica del cuerpo para vivir. Normalmente, las células crecen, se dividen y reproducen a medi...
  • Tumor Grade: Questions and Answers
    ... Key Points Tumor grade is a system used to classify cancer cells in terms of how abnormal they look under a microscope and how quickly the tumor is likely to grow and spread (see Question 2). A pathol...
  • Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome
    ... Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome is an inherited disorder characterized by tumors and fluid-filled sacs called cysts that can develop in many different parts of the body. Tumors may be either benign (noncan...