Cushing’s Awareness Day – Things I Learned from Cushing’s

a tale of two tumors

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Today is Cushing’s Awareness Day – the birthday of Dr. Harvey Williams Cushing.  I am going to use this famous quote by Dr. Cushing as the inspiration for my post today and talk about what I learned from the experience of getting Cushing’s, in random order.

1.  Patients are smarter, more educated, and might play a bigger role in your survival than you can imagine is possible.

3.  Rare endocrine diseases, like Cushing’s, are hard to figure out.  The tumors can be hard to see and hard to catch in action.  The symptoms are vague and strange.  Diagnosis is only quick and easy for the very lucky and for the very unlucky who suffered for years before finding help.  If you are reading these kind of blogs, you probably don’t fall into the former group.

4.  Because rare endocrine diseases are hard to figure out, if YOU suspect you have Cushing’s it is…

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