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I have pituitary tumor.I am really scare .It is dangerous , doctors?

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Dr. James Chu
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Mostly not dangerous

The vast majority of pituitary tumors are benign.
They are treated based on size and type. Smaller (<1 cm) tumors that do not overproduce hormones (related to thyroid, adrenal, reproductive, growth, prolactin) can be observed over time. Larger tumors that cause headaches, vision changes will need surgery. Tumors that produce too much hormones will also need therapy. Find an experienced specialist!

In brief: Mostly not dangerous

The vast majority of pituitary tumors are benign.
They are treated based on size and type. Smaller (<1 cm) tumors that do not overproduce hormones (related to thyroid, adrenal, reproductive, growth, prolactin) can be observed over time. Larger tumors that cause headaches, vision changes will need surgery. Tumors that produce too much hormones will also need therapy. Find an experienced specialist!
Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu
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Dr. Sewa Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: They are usually ben

A vast majority of pituitory tumors are benign and can be controlled either with medicines or with surgery which is relatively simple and small surgery , done through the nose.
But your endocrine specialist should guide you further as to what is the best way to treat it. You do not need to be scared. It is nothing like cancer(90+% of the time).

In brief: They are usually ben

A vast majority of pituitory tumors are benign and can be controlled either with medicines or with surgery which is relatively simple and small surgery , done through the nose.
But your endocrine specialist should guide you further as to what is the best way to treat it. You do not need to be scared. It is nothing like cancer(90+% of the time).
Dr. Sewa Legha
Dr. Sewa Legha
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