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Does having a pituitary tumor shorten your lifespan?

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Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Pituitary tumor

It really depends on the type of tumor, its surgical removal or treatment by therapy.
Some of these tumors are benign and with treatment can lead to a normal lifespan - it is all based on the tumor type and the available treatment.

In brief: Pituitary tumor

It really depends on the type of tumor, its surgical removal or treatment by therapy.
Some of these tumors are benign and with treatment can lead to a normal lifespan - it is all based on the tumor type and the available treatment.
Dr. James Goodrich
Dr. James Goodrich
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

The answer depends on the size of the tumor (> or < 1cm) and whether or not it is producing any hormones.
The most common type of pituitary tumor is a non-functioning tumor. This type, if small and not affecting the optic chiasm, does not cause any problems and does not "shorten your lifespan.".

In brief: No

The answer depends on the size of the tumor (> or < 1cm) and whether or not it is producing any hormones.
The most common type of pituitary tumor is a non-functioning tumor. This type, if small and not affecting the optic chiasm, does not cause any problems and does not "shorten your lifespan.".
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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