Nevada Woman Has Hope in Battle Against Gigantism

Tanya Angus is making progress with drug treatment for Acromegaly, a rare pituitary disorder.
3:00 | 08/31/12

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Swimming in the saltwater pool -- -- -- a rare sense of comfort this. Place. All stars and field -- in the waters she's wait list if you. Literary. At nearly seven feet tall and 400 pounds her body is slowly giving now. Canyon is just 33 years old but can barely walk and needs constant care. Ten years ago she was diagnosed with -- -- A rare disease that causes gigantic -- Family pictures show her striking deterioration. It's unbelievable how long. This is then going off. The disease is caused by tumor that's pushing -- his pituitary gland causing an overload of growth hormone. After three brain surgeries radiation in a variety of experimental treatment. She's finally made progress. For the first time ever -- -- loud laugh all. For her disease. Has fit in the normal range. Her mother caring couldn't be happier. Because it's a sign -- may be able to stop -- -- That means doctors could better manage her pain and possibly prolong her life. -- says renewed hope. And look at other people renewed hope. Providing that hope for others is what keeps -- fighting -- read emails. That. People -- -- and saying you're my inspiration. Or. You're so strong. If I'm helping people like field -- I can do anything.

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