I have been diagnosed with a cortisol producing tumor on my adrinal gland. My Endocrinologist is recommending surgery. Is there another treatment option? Is the surgery urgent? What happens if I delay?
Hi there, sorry for the delay in posting your comment, we are phasing out the forums.
Surgery remains the first line treatment unless a patient cannot tolerate surgery. Research indicates that tumor-caused Cushing’s does not get better….but if you have questions about your diagnosis, it is a good idea to get a second opinion, preferably from a specialist who has seen hundreds or thousands of patients. Research also indicates that the longer a patient suffers from hypercortisolism, the worse the long-term effects they can expect; cardiovascular and mental health are just two that seem to have long-lasting negative impact.
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