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Can pheochromocytoma be prevented?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

There are no proven ways to prevent pheochromocytoma. However, the earlier you identify a pheochromocytoma, the less amount of damage it will cause. If you have a genetic history of pheochromocytoma or are experiencing any of the symptoms like stomach pain or irregular blood pressure, speak to your doctor immediately. The best preventative measure is an awareness of the symptoms and risk factors.

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