Pituitary Story: How Friendship Helped Her Survive A Pituitary Tumor

The eMissourian has published a review of a memoir written by pituitary patient Eva Hagberg Fisher called “How to be Loved: A Memoir of Lifesaving Friendship”. The book describes Fisher’s battle against a pituitary tumor, and how a woman with cancer helped her gain a new perspective. http://www.emissourian.com/blogs/mo_books/review-how-to-be-loved-a-memoir-of-lifesaving-friendship/article_abf3b50a-5731-11e9-8b4d-ff4175d45498.html


Reinventing Yourself After Pituitary Surgery: A Patient’s Story

Catherine Gladwyn2A pituitary patient in the U.K. tells her pituitary story to The Guardian, and explains how she reinvented her career to match her needs after surgery for Addison’s disease. Read more here: https://www.theguardian.com/money/2019/apr/06/i-set-myself-up-as-a-virtual-assistant-after-i-had-a-brain-tumour

Photo caption: Pituitary patient Catherine Gladwyn changed careers after seeking treatment for Addison’s disease. Photo courtesy of Catherine Gladwyn


Pituitary Patient Fights For Correct Diagnosis

Leah BanksSometimes the first line of defense fails when it comes to pituitary disease. An article in Newsday tells the story of a young cancer researcher in New York, who experienced vision problems and saw an optometrist, but the symptoms persisted. Then she pushed to find out the real cause, and doctors discovered a pituitary brain tumor. Read more here: https://www.newsday.com/news/health/cancer-researcher-leah-banks-1.29427143

Photo caption: Cancer researcher Leah Banks persisted until she finally got a correct diagnosis for her pituitary brain tumor. Photo courtesty of Danielle Silverman


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