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How much does it cost to treat acromegaly?

Calculating the costs of treatment for people with acromegaly is difficult. The slow progression of symptoms often results in a delay in diagnosis, and in many cases, people will seek treatment for conditions resulting from their acromegaly without knowing the underlying cause. A 2009 review of medical costs found that people with acromegaly spent between $4,000 and $28,000 annually, with the most expensive year being the one immediately following diagnosis.

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How common is acromegaly?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Scientists estimate that three to four out of every million people develop acromegaly each year ...
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What is the rate of incidence for acromegaly?
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Acromegaly is a rare disease. Every year, about three or four people in every million develop acrome...
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What is acromegaly?
Joshua B. Bederson, MDJoshua B. Bederson, MD
Tumors that produce excess growth hormone cause the condition known as acromegaly. Physical changes ...
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Is acromegaly life threatening?
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When acromegaly is treated early, doctors have a much better chance of managing the progression of t...
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