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How is acromegaly treated?

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Your doctor will work with you to come up with the best treatment plan, taking into account your age, health, and how far along your condition is.

There are three ways to treat acromegaly:

  • Surgery
  • Medicine
  • Radiation

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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