Cushing’s disease: unraveling a medical mystery


From Healthy Body, Healthy Mind – Featuring Maria Fleseriu, MD, Oregon Health & Science University and Lewis Blevins MD, California Center for Pituitary Disorders, UCSF –

The goal of the program is to educate viewers on the mysterious condition known as Cushing’s disease. We will discuss why the diagnosis is often delayed: many patients can have it for five or ten years before they are correctly diagnosed. The reason is the symptoms of Cushing’s Disease are similar to those of other conditions. But as viewers will hear from experts Cushing’s Disease can be treated and in some cases a full recovery is possible. In this program, we will also explore the history of Cushing’s Disease which is named for Harvey Cushing considered by many to be “the father of modern neurosurgery”.

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