News Articles of March 2021


Teen Basketball Player Battles Cushing’s

A story on tells the story of a high school basketball player, Hannah Blankenship, as she battles Cushing’s Disease. Read more>

Distance Runner Outruns A Pituitary Cancer

michael masonA story in the “In Your Area” website in the U-K follows the case of runner 29-year-old Michael Mason, who survived a bout with pituitary cancer, and went on to become a P.E. teacher. Read more>

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13-year-old with Down Syndrome Beats Pituitary Cancer

An article from Stanford Children’s Health tells the story of 13-year-old Isabella Spadarella Christensen, who has Down Syndrome. She was diagnosed at age 9 with a germinoma – a form of cancer - on her pituitary stalk. Read more>

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Isabella chose a unicorn theme for her mask used in post-chemo radiation.
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Indian Wrestling Champ Battles Acromegaly

dalip singhAn article in explains the pituitary story of 7-foot-1 inch tall acromegalic Dalip Singh. The former World Heavyweight Champion, known as “the Great Khali,” had his tumor surgically removed in 2012. Read more> 
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