Tanya Angus had Acromegaly and was the only known case in the World where surgery, medication and other treatments had not been successful in stopping her growth.
Typical signs and symptoms of Acromegaly include:
-Lactation in women
Most folks diagnosed with Acromegaly will
tell you that they first noticed their hands, feet and weight increasing
substantially over a one year period.
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Volume Of Contact. Please Note...
In times of great volume, I appreciate your patience on my approval to your postings and, replies to your email.
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A message from Tina...
“Hello, and thank you for visiting!
If you’re familiar with the website, you’ll know that besides creating and maintaining the website and blog for Tanya, it’s also my job to screen all incoming email & posts…then, I forward it to the family.
I’ve been extremely moved by the many, many
wonderful words of support and the outpouring of love for my
Goddaughter Tanya, and her Mom Karen.
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Acromegaly and Other Pituitary Diseases Can Strike Anyone!
Learn More, Learn the Truth Here at The "Official" Tanya Angus Website
Tanya Angus Passed Away on January 14, 2013, due to her heart. RIP dear one.
"What a privilege and joy it was to have
truly known Tanya Angus.
~ Tina Valle (Tanya's Godmother and Webmaster)
A note from Tina (Tanya's Godmother and webmaster):
We want to thank everyone for the outpouring of love and sympathy you are sending our way. We ask for your patience in our response time as we are a bit overwhelmed with all of the media requests, emails and guestbook entries, as well as dealing with our grief.
Part of Tanya's legacy is her good work in spreading the word about education and early detection of the pituitary tumor ACROMEGALY. Tanya's heart's desire to spread that word will continue, here.
Very Sincerely, Tina Valle
"I'm doing my job. I'm getting the word out about this condition, and that's all I ever wanted to do...And I just want to yell at the top of my lungs you know, 'I've helped somebody, you know?!'...And it's just such a good feeling."
~ Tanya Angus
Maybe you're here because you saw Tanya in the Media or in, "Help ~ I'm Turning Into A Giant". If so, you should know that the success of lowering her growth hormone by way of medication (featured at the end of the program) was extremely short lived. Tanya's growth hormone shot up again in the following month and has remained very high above the normal level.
Perhaps you're here because you want to learn more about Acromegaly, Acromegalic Gigantism, or you or someone you know is wondering if they have the same condition. While Tanya is an extreme case of Acromegaly, there are far more average looking people (similar to 'Mary', of the same program) affected by this disease, worldwide.
Whatever the reason, you've come to the right place and we're glad to have you! Tanya and her Mom Karen are happy to be helping people from all walks of life by sharing their story. >>> more
A VERY Special Thank You to Dr. Drew Pinsky/HLN and Staff
The purpose of this group is to support and educate patients and loved ones on the ins and outs of Acromegaly at no cost for you or your loved one.
~ For more information on Acromegaly and other forms of Pituitary Tumors, please visit
our friend Robert Knutzen's Pituitary Network Association, after your visit with us.
That's right, 1 in 5! Some have estimated nearly 30%. In reviewing dozens of studies over the past 80 years on the Prevalence of Pituitary Tumors, the consensus was reached that at least 16.7% of the population develop or harbor pituitary tumors.
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