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Treating Cushing's Disease

There are several treatment options for cases of Cushing's disease. Treatment options vary based on:
 
  • The symptoms present
  • How far the tumor has spread into the brain
  • The patient's age and overall health.
     
Treating Cushing's disease may involve:
 
  • Surgery to remove the tumor (usually transsphenoidal surgery), with or without radiation therapy
  • Radiation therapy alone
  • Drug therapy to stop the tumor from making ACTH
  • A clinical trial of stereotactic radiation surgery.
     
Your doctor can describe your treatment choices and the expected results of each. You and the doctor can work together to develop a treatment plan that best meets your medical needs and personal values. Choosing the most appropriate treatment method is a decision that ideally involves the patient, family, and healthcare team.
 
(Click Cushing's Disease Treatment for more information.)
 
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