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Are there any options besides surgery for pituitary tumors?

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Theresa Yang
General Practice
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Treatment will depend on the type and size of tumor, and the person's age and health.
Pituitary tumors that are large or compress other parts of the brain will require surgery and sometimes radiation. If the tumor is secreting excess hormones, drugs can be used to block the excess hormone production. Sometimes watchful waiting for slow-growing tumors is done.

In brief: Yes

Treatment will depend on the type and size of tumor, and the person's age and health.
Pituitary tumors that are large or compress other parts of the brain will require surgery and sometimes radiation. If the tumor is secreting excess hormones, drugs can be used to block the excess hormone production. Sometimes watchful waiting for slow-growing tumors is done.
Theresa Yang
Theresa Yang
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Dr. Roger Frankel
Neurosurgery

In brief: Yes

Prolactin secreting rumors are best treated with medicine.
Surgery is usually the best option for most people. Stereotactic radiation can be used in some situations. Some rumors that secrete hormones can be treated with medications.

In brief: Yes

Prolactin secreting rumors are best treated with medicine.
Surgery is usually the best option for most people. Stereotactic radiation can be used in some situations. Some rumors that secrete hormones can be treated with medications.
Dr. Roger Frankel
Dr. Roger Frankel
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