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Are there alternative treatments for acromegaly?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

No alternative treatment options for acromegaly are currently available. The most effective treatment options for acromegaly include surgery to remove the pituitary gland tumor, radiation therapy, and drug therapy. Patients should work with their doctor to determine the best line of treatment.

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