Why I don’t think I have Cushing’s anymore (and how you can figure out if you are in remission too)

From the Cushing’s Awareness Challenge:

a tale of two tumors

I have been trying to write as many posts as I can that relate to Cushing’s this month, as part of the Cushing’s Blogger Challenge, so here is the next in the series.  I know a question on the minds of a lot of Cushing’s patients post-op is whether they are actually in remission after surgery.  As I discussed the other day in another post, it often can take a long time to figure this out.  Neuroendocrine tumors are a special PITA this way.  The tumors are tiny and soft like toothpaste and it is common for very excellent, experienced surgeons to miss a tumor or part of a tumor during surgery.  And because the tumors spit out hormones they do damage and disrupt the body’s natural hormonal activities for many months, muddying the waters even further.

So how do you know if you are in remission?  The annoying…

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