News Articles January 2022

 

Pituitary Story: Surgery Delayed Years by COVID, Staffing Shortages

A Canadian woman, diagnosed with a prolactinoma two years ago, is still waiting for surgery, which has been delayed by COVID and by a shortage of workers in the medical field. Read more: 

Researchers Study Biomarkers to Assess Invasiveness of Pituitary Tumors

A study in the journal Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, done by researchers in China, find that certain biomarkers in the blood may shed light on the invasiveness of a pituitary tumor. In the future, this may help endocrinologists make an earlier diagnosis. Read more:

TV Series Features 22-Year-Old Pituitary Patient With The Body of a Child

A series on TLC debuting in January called “I am Shauna Rae” follows the life of a 22-year-old woman from Pittsburg, PA who is 3’10” and resembles an 8-year-old child. She battled cancer as an infant and chemotherapy caused her pituitary gland to go dormant. Read more:

Pituitary Patient Undergoes Transsphenoidal, then Transcranial Surgery

A story in the Times of India tells the story of a woman from Jaipur who underwent transcranial surgery to remove a recurring pituitary tumor. She had previously had transsphenoidal surgery to remove her first pituitary tumor. Read more:

Excessive Thirst Leads to Diagnosis of Pituitary Tumor

An article in the New Zealand Herald tells the story of an Australian mother of two who was diagnosed with a pituitary tumor after she developed an insatiable thirst. Read more: 

Pituitary Story: Don’t Ignore the Symptoms

Paris Dancy’s latest columns in Cushing’s Disease News warn patients about the Cushing’s symptoms that he ignored prior to his diagnosis, and look forward to a healthier new year  Read more here:  and Here


 

 

 

 

 

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