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In a patient with acromegaly, he or she has formed a tumor from hormone-producing cells, producing too much growth hormones and driving the liver to produce IGF1 — and together, growth hormone and IGF1 cause metabolic changes in the patients as well as enlargement of the hands, the feet, the skeletal system, cartilage, and all of the body organs.

If diagnosed and managed early, the long-term comorbidities and possible increased risk for premature death can be reduced; however, the symptoms and signs often escape detection because of the nature of the illness. We’ll hear from one patient who suffered for 12 years before being diagnosed and started Acromegaly Community to support other patients, as well as Dr. Blevins from UCSF who specializes in acromegaly.

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iMCD is the deadliest subtype of Castleman disease. Approximately one third of patients die within five years of diagnosis, and another third die within 10 years if not treated.

There are no effective treatment options for people with unresectable or metastatic chondrosarcoma despite many attempts by multiple pharmaceutical companies over the past few decades.

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