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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 »

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A pituitary tumor may be treated with drug therapy, surgery, radiation therapy or chemotherapy, depending on the type of pituitary tumor and symptoms it is causing, explains the National Cancer Institute. Drug therapy is... More »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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