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How does radiation treat acromegaly?

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Radiation helps if you have parts of a tumor left after surgery, or if you need more help reducing growth hormone levels after taking medicine. It can help stop the tumor from growing and your body from making too much growth hormone.

From: Acromegaly Facts and Treatments WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on August 22, 2018

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Acromegaly."

Medscape: "Gigantism and Acromegaly."

National Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases Information Service: "Acromegaly."

UpToDate: "Patient information: Acromegaly (Beyond the Basics)."

The Pituitary Society: Pituitary Gland Overview."

 

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on August 22, 2018

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