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What is Pituitary Cancer?

What is Pituitary Cancer?

Most pituitary tumors are benign. However, because the pituitary is an important hormonal gland, this ...more »

  • Pituitary Cancer: Cancer of the pituitary gland.
  • 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

Pituitary Cancer: Introduction

Types of Pituitary Cancer:

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...»

Broader types of Pituitary Cancer:

How many people get Pituitary Cancer?

Incidence (annual) of Pituitary Cancer: 14 per 100,000 people (NIDDK)
Incidence Rate of Pituitary Cancer: approx 1 in 7,142 or 0.01% or 38,080 people in USA [about data]
Lifetime risk of Pituitary Cancer: 25% of people have small pituitary tumors on autopsy but most are symptom-free.
Prevalance of Pituitary Cancer: Clinically significant pituitary tumors affect the health of approximately 14 out of 100,000 people. (Source: excerpt from Prolactinoma: NIDDK)

How serious is Pituitary Cancer?

Prognosis of Pituitary Cancer: Generally good. Most pituitary tumors are benign.
Complications of Pituitary Cancer: see complications of Pituitary Cancer
Prognosis of Pituitary Cancer: Although prognosis depends on the type of pituitary tumor and the patientís age and general state of health, pituitary tumors are usually curable. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Pituitary Tumors Information Page: NINDS)

What causes Pituitary Cancer?

Causes of Pituitary Cancer: see causes of Pituitary Cancer

What are the symptoms of Pituitary Cancer?

Symptoms of Pituitary Cancer: see symptoms of Pituitary Cancer

Complications of Pituitary Cancer: see complications of Pituitary Cancer

Can anyone else get Pituitary Cancer?

Contagion of cancer: generally not; see details in contagion of cancer.

Pituitary Cancer: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Pituitary Cancer.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Pituitary Cancer.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Pituitary Cancer: Oncologist, Endocrinologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Pituitary Cancer.
Treatments for Pituitary Cancer: see treatments for Pituitary Cancer
Research for Pituitary Cancer: see research for Pituitary Cancer

Organs Affected by Pituitary Cancer:

Organs and body systems related to Pituitary Cancer include:

Name and Aliases of Pituitary Cancer

Main name of condition: Pituitary Cancer

Class of Condition for Pituitary Cancer: cancer

Other names or spellings for Pituitary Cancer:

Pituitary tumor

Pituitary tumor, Pituitary tumour Source - Diseases Database

Pituitary Cancer: Related Conditions

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