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Statistics about Pituitary Cancer

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Pituitary Cancer:

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Incidence (annual) of Pituitary Cancer: 14 per 100,000 people (NIDDK)

Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 7,142 or 0.01% or 38,080 people in USA [about data]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Pituitary Cancer: 38,080 per year, 3,173 per month, 732 per week, 104 per day, 4 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the incidence statistic: 14 per 100,000 people (NIDDK)

Lifetime risk for 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)

About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about Pituitary Cancer. The term 'prevalence' of Pituitary Cancer usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Pituitary Cancer at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Pituitary Cancer refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Pituitary Cancer diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.


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