What Can Be Done
Most people with TSC will live a normal life span. There can be complications in some organs such as the kidneys and brain that can lead to severe difficulties and even death if left untreated.
To reduce these dangers, people with TSC should be monitored throughout their life by their physician for potential complications. Thanks to research findings and improved medical therapies, people with tuberous sclerosis complex can expect improved health care.
Early intervention is helping to overcome developmental delays. Advancements in research are bringing new and improved therapeutic options. Surgery to remove tumors or stop tumor growth is helping to preserve the function of affected organs. Technology is pinpointing the exact portions of the brain stimulating seizures and creating new therapies to help control these seizures.
In 2010, the FDA in the US approved the first treatment for an indication of TSC, specifically to treat SEGAs. Ongoing clinical trials may lead to other new therapies in the future. Each new day brings improvements one step closer to finding better treatments.