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Sharmyn McGraw holding the book she authored
April 2, 2021

Cushing’s Disease Helped Shape My Wonderful Life

by Sharmyn McGraw

Now twenty-one years in remission from a pituitary adenoma tumor, Sharmyn McGraw, patient advocate, author, artist, and so much more, talks about the pivotal role of Cushing’s disease in her life. From dyslexia to writer and everything in between. Dealing with a life threatening disease,...

Endoscopic surgery for Cushing's disease
July 28, 2016

Cushing’s Disease 101: Not rare but perhaps rarely diagnosed…

by Daniel F. Kelly

By Daniel F. Kelly, MD,  Garni Barkhoudarian, MD, Pejman Cohan, MD, and Sharmyn McGraw This article on Cushing’s disease is the first in a series of blogs on the diagnosis and treatment of pituitary adenomas and related hormonal disorders. In these pieces we will provide a...

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April 8, 2018

The Importance of Cushing’s Disease Awareness

by Sharmyn McGraw

The root cause of many hormonal imbalances is a small pea-size gland, the pituitary, sitting at the base of the brain, which often houses the tiniest of tumors. Patient advocate, Sharmyn McGraw raises awareness for the debilitating and often over-looked Cushing’s disease.

pregnant woman speaking with her doctor
September 24, 2018

Pregnancy Could Be Linked to Onset of Cushing’s Symptoms, Retrospective Study Suggests

by Guest Author

More than 25 percent of women with Cushing’s disease experienced their first symptoms within one year of giving birth, a small study by researchers at Pacific Neuroscience Institute found.

Daniel F. Kelly MD & Sharmyn McGraw
September 22, 2016

Cushing’s Disease: What Happens When Your Whole Life Changes?

by Sharmyn McGraw

As I walked into my favorite health food market I noticed Laurie, one of my closest girlfriends, hurrying to catch up with me. Laurie took one look at me and gasped. My heart sank and tears welled up in my eyes. The expression on her...

Dr. Harvey Cushing
April 8, 2016

Happy Birthday, Dr. Cushing!

by Sharmyn McGraw

Celebrate Cushing’s Awareness Day! Founded on April 8th to honor Neurosurgeon Harvey Cushing born on this date in 1869, Cushing’s name is commonly associated with his most famous discovery, Cushing’s disease. In a 1912 study, he reported an endocrinological syndrome caused by a malfunction of...

Patient Basab with Doctors Kelly and Griffiths
December 4, 2019

Patient Story: A Young Boy Finds Help at PNI for Pediatric Cushing’s Disease

by Guest Author

A devoted father searching around the world for help finds the care his son needs at Pacific Neuroscience Institute. Read Basab’s story below. A Search for Medical Help and Hope One can only imagine the anguish of Deg Gharti Chhetri by the fall of 2018....

Sharmyn McGraw at a Patient Support Group
March 28, 2019

The Pituitary Tumor That Changed A Life: Cushing’s Disease

by Guest Author

A former pituitary tumor patient joins forces with the Pacific Pituitary Disorders Center to bring awareness to Cushing's disease and other pituitary tumor-related syndromes. Read about Sharmyn McGraw's 7-year journey.

maya angelou quote
February 14, 2017

Life After Cushing’s Disease

by Sharmyn McGraw

My Life Is Up To Me The experts say that 80 percent of any kind of success starts with personal participation. Therefore, all of you reading the Pituitary Network Association’s Newsletter are 80 percent better off in the game of life for your simplest of...

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January 21, 2016

PATIENT STORY: A Tale of Two Cushing’s Surgeries

by Zara Jethani

Last updated: July 29th, 2020