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Additional resources for pituitary tumors

More information from your American Cancer Society

The following related information may also be helpful to you. These materials can be viewed on our website or ordered from our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345:

Dealing with diagnosis and treatment

Coping With Cancer in Everyday Life (also in Spanish)

After Diagnosis: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Health Professionals Associated With Cancer Care

Talking With Your Doctor (also in Spanish)

Nutrition for the Person With Cancer During Treatment: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Living with a tumor

Distress in People With Cancer

Anxiety, Fear, and Depression

Pain Control: A Guide for Those With Cancer and Their Loved Ones (also in Spanish)

Living With Uncertainty: The Fear of Cancer Recurrence

When Your Cancer Comes Back: Cancer Recurrence

Understanding treatments

Understanding Cancer Surgery: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Understanding Radiation Therapy: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Clinical Trials: What You Need to Know

Treatment side effects

Caring for the Patient With Cancer at Home: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Nausea and Vomiting

Anemia in People With Cancer

Fatigue in People With Cancer

Family and caregiver concerns

What It Takes to Be a Caregiver

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Talking With Friends and Relatives About Your Cancer (also in Spanish)

Helping Children When a Family Member Has Cancer: Dealing With Diagnosis (also in Spanish)

Work, insurance, and finances

Health Insurance and Financial Assistance for the Cancer Patient (also in Spanish)

Working During Cancer Treatment

Returning to Work After Cancer Treatment

Your American Cancer Society also has books that you might find helpful. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit our bookstore online at cancer.org/bookstore to find out about costs or to place an order.

National organizations and websites*

Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of information and support include:

American Brain Tumor Association
Toll-free number: 1-800-886-2282 (1-800-886-ABTA)
Website: www.abta.org

    Has information for patients and caregivers about brain tumors (including pituitary tumors) in adults, teens, and children, online and by phone. Also has lists of support groups across the US.

Hormone Health Network
Toll-free number: 1-800-467-6663 (1-800-HORMONE)
Website: www.hormone.org

    Offers information about hormones in general, including pituitary disorders, and has fact sheets on the different types of pituitary problems.

National Cancer Institute
Toll-free number: 1-800-422-6237 (1-800-4-CANCER)
TTY: 1-800-332-8615
Website: www.cancer.gov

    Offers a wide variety of free, accurate, up-to-date information about many types of cancer (and pituitary tumors) to patients, their families, and the general public; has information about coping and family matters; and can also help people find clinical trials in their area.

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
Toll-free number: 1-888-650-9127
1-877-622-7937 (1-877-NCCS-YES) for some publications and Cancer Survivor Toolbox® orders
Website: www.canceradvocacy.org

    Has publications on many cancer-related topics; also offers the Cancer Survival Toolbox – a free program that teaches skills that can help people with cancer meet the challenges of their illness.

National Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases Information Service (NEMDIS)
Toll-free number: 1-888-828-0904
Website: www.endocrine.niddk.nih.gov

    A service of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). Has information on some pituitary tumors and the syndromes they can cause, including prolactinomas, acromegaly, and Cushing syndrome.

Pituitary Network Association
Phone number: 1-805-499-9973
Website: www.pituitary.org

    An international organization for patients with pituitary tumors and disorders, their loved ones, and their health care providers. It offers resources and help in getting proper testing and finding treatment options. The PNA has satellite websites for Cushing syndrome, acromegaly, and other hormone disturbances.

Pituitary Society
Phone number: 1-212-263-6772
Website: www.pituitarysociety.org

    Offers information about pituitary gland disorders and help with finding doctors to treat pituitary conditions.

*Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by the American Cancer Society.

No matter who you are, we can help. Contact us anytime, day or night, for information and support. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.


Last Medical Review: 05/08/2014
Last Revised: 05/08/2014