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<p>This week on <em>Sound Medicine</em>, learn about two little-known types of tumors that can lead to serious health problems, and discover another uncommon condition, acute pancreatitis. Also, hear an interview with the author of the provocatively titled book, <em>The Patient in Room 9 Says He’s God</em>. <em>Sound Medicine</em> airs June 18 and 19 on WFYI, 90.1.FM, and on many other public radio stations nationwide.</p>

Rare Tumors, This week on Sound Medicine


Rare tumors. Pheochromocytomas (fe-o-kr-mos-si-TOE-muh) and paraganglimoas (para-gang-li-OH-muh) are two tumors that develop in the adrenal gland and the neck-and-head region, and although they are benign, their locations can cause other health problems. Sound Medicine’s Steve Bogdewic, Ph.D., talks with Amy Pitzer of Pheo-Para-Troopers, a patient advocate organization.

Pancreatitis. Even though we hear more about pancreatic cancer than pancreatitis, the latter disease affects more people in the United States. Sound Medicine’s David Crabb will discuss acute pancreatitis with surgeon Nicholas Zyromski, M.D., IU School of Medicine assistant professor of surgery, and his former patient Mark Light, co-founder of the Mid-American Pancreatic Disease Foundation.

Book: The Patient in Room 9 Says He’s God. Physician Louis M. Profeta, M.D., will discuss his new book, a memoir describing incidents that convinced him to become a doctor, as well as experiences that affirmed his decision. Dr. Profeta is an emergency medicine specialist in Indianapolis.

Other topics this week include MRI tests for autism and whether you should sit – or stand – at your work desk.

Sound Medicine is an award-winning radio program co-produced by the Indiana University School of Medicine and WFYI Public Radio (90.1FM). Sound Medicine is underwritten by Indiana University Health, Indiana University Health Physicians, and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Reports on Primary Health Care topics are sponsored by Wishard Health Services.

Twittercue: @soundmed for June 19: uncommon conditions including rare #tumors and acute #pancreatitis. Also, hear the author of The Patient in Room 9 Says He’s God.

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