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What is a pineal tumor?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: A brain tumor

A pineal tumor is an abnormal growth in the pineal gland, which is in the center of the brain.
It can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancer). Even benign pineal tumors may cause severe symptoms like vision loss, headaches, and hormone problems due to the location.

In brief: A brain tumor

A pineal tumor is an abnormal growth in the pineal gland, which is in the center of the brain.
It can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancer). Even benign pineal tumors may cause severe symptoms like vision loss, headaches, and hormone problems due to the location.
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Dr. Brian Lawenda
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Different types

The pineal gland is located in the center of the brain which makes the hormone melatonin (involved in regulating sleep.
) there are different types of pineal cancers, and the treatments and outcomes vary depend on the tumor type and extent of the disease at diagnosis. Read more here: http://www.Braintumor.Org/patients-family-friends/about-brain-tumors/tumor-types/pineal-tumor.Html.

In brief: Different types

The pineal gland is located in the center of the brain which makes the hormone melatonin (involved in regulating sleep.
) there are different types of pineal cancers, and the treatments and outcomes vary depend on the tumor type and extent of the disease at diagnosis. Read more here: http://www.Braintumor.Org/patients-family-friends/about-brain-tumors/tumor-types/pineal-tumor.Html.
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