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Why are pituitary tumors so common?
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Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology
3 doctors agree
In brief: 1 in 5
Almost 20% may have pituitary tumors but most will remain undetected as they do not cause any symptoms.
Those that grow large enough to cause symptoms due to size or secrete enough of one of many hormones that the pituitary normally secretes may need to be treated with medicines or surgery. Prognosis is generally good. Visit: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001723/.

In brief: 1 in 5
Almost 20% may have pituitary tumors but most will remain undetected as they do not cause any symptoms.
Those that grow large enough to cause symptoms due to size or secrete enough of one of many hormones that the pituitary normally secretes may need to be treated with medicines or surgery. Prognosis is generally good. Visit: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001723/.
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Fate
Our organs are very active.
The cells throughout our body are stressed and need to be replaced. At times this replacement process gets out of control. Instead of normal replacement cells tumors may develop. Active glands are prone. Thyroid, adrenal, ovary, testes, pituitary, gi, lung, blood cells, all can suddenly convert to cancer. How we normally keep under control is a mystery.

In brief: Fate
Our organs are very active.
The cells throughout our body are stressed and need to be replaced. At times this replacement process gets out of control. Instead of normal replacement cells tumors may develop. Active glands are prone. Thyroid, adrenal, ovary, testes, pituitary, gi, lung, blood cells, all can suddenly convert to cancer. How we normally keep under control is a mystery.
Dr. William Goldie
Dr. William Goldie
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