Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma—Patient Version

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Pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma are rare tumors that can be benign (not cancer) or malignant. Pheochromocytomas form in the adrenal glands, and paragangliomas usually along nerve pathways in the head, neck, and spine. Explore the links on this page to learn more about these tumors, their treatment, research, and clinical trials.

Causes & Prevention

NCI does not have PDQ evidence-based information about prevention of pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma.


NCI does not have PDQ evidence-based information about screening for pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma.

Coping with Cancer

The information in this section is meant to help you cope with the many issues and concerns that occur when you have cancer.

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