Pituitary tumor treatments and therapies

Treatment for pituitary tumors varies greatly from person to person. Your medical team may use any combination of therapies to treat or control your cancer.

Treatments and therapies for pituitary tumors

Your multidisciplinary care team will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan based on the nature of your pituitary tumor and your personal preferences. Among the possible treatments:

  • Medication. Uses oral medication or injections to raise or lower hormone levels based on your pituitary tumor, the hormone imbalances it’s causing, and your specific needs
  • Surgery. Uses procedures performed by a specialized neurosurgeon when medication is not available or can’t be tolerated for treatment of a specific pituitary condition
  • Stereotactic radiation therapy (stereotactic radiosurgery). Uses an external radiation procedure to precisely target and shrink pituitary tumors that can’t be completely removed by surgery; reduces radiation exposure to nearby brain tissue

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