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Hello! My neighbor has been recently discovered a pituitary tumor. She did some blood and eye tests, and then went to CT and her doctor told her that she had a tumor on her pituitary gland. She has never been ill so far and she is very confused with this situation. She takes some medicines prescribed by specialist and if no results she will most probably go to the surgery. I need more info about the pituitary tumor.

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Hello! One in ten of all brain tumors are pituitary tumors. They are usually found in young or middle-aged adults and almost all them are benign and do not spread. They could be secreting and non-secreting, which means that some of them produce hormones and some of them not. Those which produce hormones are also named after the hormone that is being over-produced, such as prolactin-secreting tumor. The cause is unknown. Tests and investigations will show the size, type and the position of the tumor which is very important for further treatment. Surgery is the most common option but there are also other possibilities such as medication and radiation treatment.
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