A pituitary gland tumor refers to an abnormal growth in the pituitary gland, according to Mayo Clinic. Most pituitary gland tumors are noncancerous, and they typically don't spread to other parts of the body. More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cancer

The dangers of pineal and pituitary tumors include blurred vision, headaches, weight gain and anxiety, reports the Mayo Clinic. There are many similar symptoms between the two types of tumors, but pineal and pituitary tu... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cancer

Specific symptoms of a pituitary tumor are dependent upon the type of tumor involved, but most pituitary tumors produce the common symptom of vision loss along with other physical changes, often accompanied by headaches,... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cancer
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The anterior lobe of the pituitary gland produces six hormones that the body requires for growth, reproduction and regulation, according Emory Healthcare. Pituitary tumors affect one in five individuals. When this gland,... More » Science Human Anatomy Glands & Hormones

The pituitary gland, known as the "master gland" of the human body, is directly or indirectly responsible for such wide-ranging bodily functions as growth, reproduction, mood, behavior and metabolism. In women, it is res... More » Science Human Anatomy Glands & Hormones

Signs of pressure from a tumor in the pituitary gland include headache, loss of body hair, amenorrhea or infrequent menstrual periods, increased urination and weakness, says Mayo Clinic. Additional symptoms include nause... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

A pituitary tumor can cause growth problems if the tumor is an adenoma that secretes growth hormone, according to the American Cancer Society. A child with one of these tumors is unusually tall and grows very quickly. He... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cancer