Tag: Paraganglioma

ICARE Social Media Post March 2023

Inherited Cancer Testing: Pheochromocytoma & Paraganglioma

Because of the high frequency of mutations found in individuals with pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma, these individuals are advised to consider genetic testing for inherited cancer.Use this link to learn more: ⁠https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35976622/ Reference: Yip, et al. JAMA Surg. 2022;157 (10):870-877. PMID: 35976622

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ICARE Social Media Post August 2020

Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma Genetic Testing

More than 40% of patients with pheochromocytoma or paraganglioma, regardless of age and family history, carry an inherited gene mutation. Given that gene mutation carriers may benefit from gene-specific cancer screening, all individuals diagnosed with one of these tumors should seek genetic counseling to discuss genetic testing options. Genes that predispose to pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma …

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