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How dangerous is a pituitary tumor?
8 doctors weighed in

Mike Moore
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: It can be dangerous!
If you have a pituitary tumor you need to make sure you follow up with your physician as directed.
Unmonitored and untreated, it can cause a lot of problems.

In brief: It can be dangerous!
If you have a pituitary tumor you need to make sure you follow up with your physician as directed.
Unmonitored and untreated, it can cause a lot of problems.
Mike Moore
Mike Moore
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Dr. Kristi Kohl
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: It depends.
Many pituitary tumors stay stable and do not cause problems.
However, pituitary tumors are located in a small area which does many things for the body. Therefore, they should be followed carefully with periodic labs and mris. More aggressive tumors should have neurosurgical consultation.

In brief: It depends.
Many pituitary tumors stay stable and do not cause problems.
However, pituitary tumors are located in a small area which does many things for the body. Therefore, they should be followed carefully with periodic labs and mris. More aggressive tumors should have neurosurgical consultation.
Dr. Kristi Kohl
Dr. Kristi Kohl
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Dr. Andrew Kaufman
Neurosurgery
In brief: Could be
There are many different types of pituitary tumor.
Most are benign. However, by their size or location or type of tumor they may still be dangerous. Most are not dangerous and can be treated by pills, radiation therapy or surgery. Some pituitary tumors may never grow or create a problem.

In brief: Could be
There are many different types of pituitary tumor.
Most are benign. However, by their size or location or type of tumor they may still be dangerous. Most are not dangerous and can be treated by pills, radiation therapy or surgery. Some pituitary tumors may never grow or create a problem.
Dr. Andrew Kaufman
Dr. Andrew Kaufman
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