Introduction: Pituitary Cancer


Pituitary Cancer: 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.

Pituitary Cancer: 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

Researching symptoms of Pituitary Cancer: Further information about the symptoms of Pituitary Cancer is available including a list of symptoms of Pituitary Cancer, other diseases that might have similar symptoms in differential diagnosis of Pituitary Cancer, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.

Misdiagnosis and Pituitary Cancer: Research more detailed information about misdiagnosis of Pituitary Cancer, underlying causes of Pituitary Cancer (possibly misdiagnosed), or research misdiagnosis of other diseases

Treatments for Pituitary Cancer: Various information is available about treatments available for Pituitary Cancer, or research treatments for other diseases.

Causes of Pituitary Cancer: Research more detailed information about the causes of Pituitary Cancer, other possibly hidden causes of Pituitary Cancer, or other general information about Pituitary Cancer.

Statistics and Pituitary Cancer: Various sources and calculations are available in statistics about Pituitary Cancer, prevalence and incidence statistics for Pituitary Cancer, and you can also research other medical statistics in our statistics center.

         Contents for Pituitary Cancer:

1. excerpt from NINDS Pituitary Tumors Information Page: NINDS

Last revision: June 10, 2003

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