Medical Dictionary: Cancer of the Pituitary


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Cancer of the Pituitary: Another name for Pituitary Cancer.
Cancer of the Pituitary (condition): Cancer of the pituitary gland.
Cancer of the Pituitary (condition): Most pituitary tumors are benign. However, because the pituitary is an important hormonal gland, this does not mean they are harmless. Even a benign pituitary tumor can have various severe hormonal affects on the body, and cause various secondary diseases such as Cushing's disease or Acromegaly.

Cancer of the Pituitary: Pituitary tumors are abnormal growths found in the pituitary gland, a small organ--about the size of a dime and located in the center of the brain--which makes hormones that affect growth and the functions of other glands in the body. 1

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1. excerpt from NINDS Pituitary Tumors Information Page: NINDS

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