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What is Pheochromocytoma?

Pheochromocytoma is a rare tumor of the adrenal gland (triangle shape glands located on top of the kidneys). The tumor increases the hormones (epinephrine and norepinephrine) that regulate the heart rate, metabolism, and blood pressure. Some symptoms include: headaches, sweating,& heart pounding.

What is it like to have Pheochromocytoma?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat Pheochromocytoma and its symptoms?

Treatments reported by members
Perceived effectiveness
Overall rating of side effects
# of Evaluations

These charts show data from Pheochromocytoma patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Pheochromocytoma on PatientsLikeMe?

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 0
30s 2
40s 8
50s 5
60s 3
70+ 0


Distribution of females vs. males

58% Females
42% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 6
Not Diagnosed 2

These charts show data from Pheochromocytoma patients who have completed their condition history
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