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Pituitary Cancer

Pituitary Cancer: Introduction

Most pituitary tumors are benign. However, because the pituitary is an important hormonal gland, this does not mean they are harmless. Even a benign pituitary tumor can have various severe hormonal affects on the body, and cause various secondary diseases such as Cushing's disease or Acromegaly. ...more »

Symptoms of Pituitary Cancer

Treatments for Pituitary Cancer

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Pituitary Cancer?

Pituitary Cancer: Related Patient Stories

Types of Pituitary Cancer

  • Prolactinoma - 40% of pituitary tumors
  • Pituitary adenoma (type of Adenoma)
  • Corticotropinomas - secretes corticotropin
  • Luteinizing hormone (LH) secreting tumors
  • Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) secreting tumors
  • more types...»

Diagnostic Tests for Pituitary Cancer

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Pituitary Cancer: Complications

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Causes of Pituitary Cancer

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Disease Topics Related To Pituitary Cancer

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Pituitary Cancer: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Pituitary Cancer

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Pituitary Cancer: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Pituitary Cancer

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Pituitary Cancer: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Pituitary Cancer

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Prognosis for Pituitary Cancer

Prognosis for Pituitary Cancer: Generally good. Most pituitary tumors are benign.

Research about Pituitary Cancer

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Clinical Trials for Pituitary Cancer

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Statistics for Pituitary Cancer

Pituitary Cancer: Broader Related Topics

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Article Excerpts about Pituitary Cancer

Pituitary tumors are abnormal growths found in the pituitary gland, a small organ--about the size of a dime and located in the center of the brain--which makes hormones that affect growth and the functions of other glands in the body. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Pituitary Tumors Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Pituitary Cancer:

Abnormal growth of the cells that comprise the pituitary gland without specification as to whether the cells are malignant or benign. - (Source - Diseases Database)

 

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