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What increases my risk for pheochromocytoma?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Age and heredity are risk factors for pheochromocytoma. While you can develop pheochromocytoma at any age, individuals between the ages of 30 and 60 are more likely to develop the tumor.

Pheochromocytoma is sometimes associated with family history. Some inherited traits that may cause pheochromocytoma include multiple endocrine neoplasia, neurofibromatosis, and von Hippel-Lindau disease.

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