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How important is treating a paraganglioma?

Not treating paraganglioma is incredibly dangerous and life-threatening. The best treatment for paraganglioma is to surgically remove the tumor(s). This is true for almost all patients except for those with such severe other medical issues that they would not survive an operation. Medical therapy to block the effects of adrenaline excess is available but is not nearly as effective as tumor removal. Patients can breakthrough the medication and have life-threatening problems. 

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