There are resources available to you as a patient that will help you with your diagnosis. 

Patient Toolkit

Being diagnosed with a rare disease can be stressful, daunting and confusing. Where do you start to begin not only to understand this disease, but how to take care of yourself. No doubt there are so many questions swirling in your head - and you just don't know where to start. So many Acromegalics find that they have maybe become reclusive or depressed, which makes it even harder to ask for help,or reach out for support. 

Because of this, the Acromegaly Community is finding ways to help our newly diagnosed #AcroFamily. The toolkit continues to grow each day, but below you can find some downloadable files that could help with questions for your medical team, a packing list for your hotel stay, etc. We hope you find this helpful! If you find that you still have questions, or that you have suggestions for things to include in our Patient Toolkit,  please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Patient Assistance Programs

Medications used to treat Acromegaly can be very costly, thus unaffordable for so many patients. Both Laneotride and Octreotide can cost $5,000 per shot, without health insurance. With health insurance, the cost comes down to around $3,000 per shot. To help with these exorbitant costs, the pharmaceutical companies offer patient assitance. Please click on the links below to learn more and apply for assistance.

SOMAVERT Copay/Coinsurance Support Program

Ways You May Save on SOMAVERT Pfizer offers eligible patients access to the SOMAVERT Copay/Coinsurance Support Program.

Now eligible patients may pay just $5 a month for their prescription—the SOMAVERT Copay/Coinsurance Support Program pays the rest, up to $20,000 per year! Call 1-800-645-1280 to sign up today. There are no financial restrictions for this program.

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Somatuline® Depot Copay/Coinsurance Support Program 

Once the doctor has prescribed Somatuline® Depot (lanreotide) injection, the Patient Access Specialists at IPSEN CARES® can provide applicable patient coverage information, as appropriate, between the patient, doctor's office, insurance company, and specialty pharmacy. By serving as a central point of contact, IPSEN CARES® can help patients get started on treatment and provide support throughout the process.

Patients and Health Care Providers can also call IPSEN CARES® at (866) 435-5677

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Sandostatin Support Program 

Novartis Oncology is committed to helping you get the medicines you need. Getting access to medications can sometimes be difficult or confusing. Patient Assistance Now Oncology (PANO) offers tools and support designed specifically to help make that process easier.

Support for patients includes:

  • Help you understand your insurance coverage and financial responsibilities through the insurance verification process
  • Help you identify/determine pharmacies covered by your plan Provide insurance and Medicare education
  • Provide information about financial assistance that may be available
  • Patient Support Counselors who are able to provide information in over 160 languages
  • One single point of contact to help guide you through getting access to the medicine prescribed by your doctor

To learn more, call 1-800-282-7630.

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Sandostatin Co-Pay Assistance

Discrimination at Work

Do you think that your employer is discriminating against you? There are laws in place for people suffering from medical discrimination.

If you live in the United States and are struggling to handle your medical struggles and your employment circumstances, you have options.

Personal Pain Management

  • Pain is a negative sensation caused by noxious stimuli that is registered by the brain which was relayed from receptors externally or internally from the body.
  • Pain is tolerated differently by every person, but it’s method of travel is consistent for every person.
  • The painful stimulus disturbs the nerve endings sending the pain signal to an afferent nerve. The afferent nerve relays the signal to spinal cord which in turn, sends the message to the brain.
  • The painful stimulus disturbs the nerve endings sending the pain signal to an afferent nerve. The afferent nerve relays the signal to spinal cord which in turn, sends the message to the brain.

Acromegaly does not define us. We do not let our diagnosis hold us back from living a full and enriched life. Some have found passion, purpose, and inspiration through their diagnosis. These people bring inspiration, and we call this our "Faces of Hope".

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