What are the Treatment Options for Cushing’s Syndrome?
The treatment of pituitary tumours with surgery has a particularly high success rate, as high as 90% with an experienced surgeon. In some cases, the sudden drop in cortisol levels can cause an initial worsening of symptoms, as your body takes time to readjust. If the adrenal glands are removed, you will need to take medication for the rest of your life to replace the cortisol, and other hormones, that are no longer produced.
Pituitary and adrenal tumours are usually benign; but ectopic tumours can be cancerous and, if this is found to be the case, may require additional treatment, such as chemotherapy and more extensive surgical procedures.