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Pituitary Tumors

Most pituitary tumors do not cause symptoms

The pituitary gland is a small organ in the brain. Most pituitary tumors are not cancerous, but because of where the gland is located, many tumors will press against the optic nerves. This can cause vision problems.

Most pituitary tumors do not cause symptoms. As a result, they are not diagnosed.​

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Pituitary tumor treatment

 

Baylor Scott & White offers a number of treatment options to provide relief from pituitary tumors. The goal of treatments is to remove the whole tumor from the pituitary gland or to kill the tumor.

Your treatment plan will be determined by your care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of pituitary tumors, and personal preferences.

  • Medicine​
  • Radiation therapy​
  • Surgery​​
  • Pain management
  • Clinical trials ​(when appropriate)​
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