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Is a pituitary tumor a type of brain cancer?

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Dr. Nader Pouratian
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Most are not.

The most common pituitary tumor is an adenoma, which is a benign tumor and not a cancer.
Some rarer types of tumors can be more aggressive.

In brief: Most are not.

The most common pituitary tumor is an adenoma, which is a benign tumor and not a cancer.
Some rarer types of tumors can be more aggressive.
Dr. Nader Pouratian
Dr. Nader Pouratian
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Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Sort of

Please see braintumorclinic.
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In brief: Sort of

Please see braintumorclinic.
Org for more diagnosis-specific information.
Dr. Joshua Garren
Dr. Joshua Garren
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Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery

In brief: NO

Most pituitary tumors are not cancer.
Although some are cancerous, most are not. A biopsy/resection is the only way to be certain. Please discuss the risks/benefits/alternatives of surgical biopsy with your neuro surgeon.

In brief: NO

Most pituitary tumors are not cancer.
Although some are cancerous, most are not. A biopsy/resection is the only way to be certain. Please discuss the risks/benefits/alternatives of surgical biopsy with your neuro surgeon.
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
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