It is estimated that One in Five people have a
pituitary adenoma (tumor).
Clearly, Tanya suffers from an extreme and unusual
case of Acromegaly. Because of that fact, the majority of media simply covers
Tanya's story in a sensationalistic, 'headline news' worthy manner. Yet, this is
not entirely consistent with the specific work that Tanya is trying to do...she
simply wants to get the word out for people to learn about the signs and
symptoms of Acromegaly and other Pituitary Tumors, so they can get diagnosed
earlier and not have to suffer her same path.
The lovely people in the photos below have all been
diagnosed with Acromegaly at differing ages. They want you to see their faces
because they share the same heart as Tanya. They want to share in educating the
public about the signs and symptoms of Acromegaly.
All of the photos below have been submitted for use
website, with expressed permission.
DO NOT USE THESE PHOTOS
WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THE OWNERS!
If you or someone you know has
Acromegaly, we would like to invite you to visit (our dear friend Wayne Brown's)
ACROMEGALY COMMUNITY website. You are not alone, and you don't have
to feel alone!
is sponsored by IPSEN / Tercica,
Inc. This informational
checklist can help you ask your endocrinologist the right questions
and talk about receiving a simple IGF-1 blood test to check for
Symptoms of a
* Mood/Emotion Swings
* Loss of Memory
* Loss of Sleep
* Sexual Dysfunction
* Weakness in Limbs
* High Blood Pressure
* Unusual Hair Growth
* Eating Disorders
o Weight Gain
* Irregular Menses