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)
Talking With Your Doctor (also in Spanish)
Living with a tumor
Guide to Controlling Cancer Pain (also in Spanish)
Understanding Cancer Surgery: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)
Understanding Radiation Therapy: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)
Treatment side effects
Family and caregiver concerns
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)
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)
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)
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)
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
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
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
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.
Phone number: 1-212-263-6772
Offers information about pituitary gland disorders and help with finding doctors to treat pituitary conditions.
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