Treatments for pituitary gland tumours
If you have a pituitary gland tumour, your healthcare team will create a treatment plan just for you. It will be based on your health and specific information about the tumour. When deciding which treatments to offer you, your healthcare team will consider:
- the type and size of the tumour
- if the tumour has grown into (invaded) nearby areas
- if the tumour makes too many hormones (called a functioning tumour) and which hormones are being made
- any symptoms you are having
- your personal preferences
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