Dr. Lee Zimmer Removes Tumor from Patient with Cushing’s Disease

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After 20 years of gradual swelling, Jim Estill agreed to a test that revealed a tumor on his pituitary gland and was diagnosed with a rare disease. Dr. Lee Zimmer diagnosed Jim with Cushing’s disease, a pituitary disorder that secretes hormones that cause tissues to grow. The signs that led to Jim’s diagnosis were an increase in shoe, nose and finger size; however, the implications of this disease can be far more serious than a bigger pair of shoes. “The disease also affects the internal organs, which can be very harmful to the patient over time,” Dr. Zimmer says.

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