Pheochromocytoma

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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,and heart pounding.

Common symptoms reported by people with pheochromocytoma

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How bad it is
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Treatments taken by people for pheochromocytoma

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Who has pheochromocytoma on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 1 new patients joined this month
  • 71 say pheochromocytoma is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 5
30s 11
40s 16
50s 25
60s 20
70+ 7
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 6
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 3
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 1
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 29
Female 57

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 18
Not Diagnosed 5

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