Treatment

Treatment

Treatment of Cushing's syndrome depends on the cause.

Treatments include:

  • Surgical removal of tumor
  • Surgical removal of part, all, or both adrenal glands
  • Radiation for some persistent tumors
  • Gradual withdrawal of cortisone-type drugs under close medical supervision
  • Drugs that decrease cortisol production or block the functioning of other adrenal products


Prevention

Work with your doctor to keep use of corticosteroid drugs to a minimum.


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Swedish Pituitary Center
550 17th Ave.
Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: 206-320-4844
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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