Can Pituitary Tumors Be Prevented?

Certain lifestyle changes (such as staying at a healthy weight or not smoking) can lower the risk for many types of cancer. But pituitary tumors have not been linked with any known outside risk factors. Because of this, there is no known way to prevent these tumors at this time.

Still, for people who have a high risk of pituitary tumors (because of certain inherited syndromes), there may be ways to find and treat them early, before they cause problems. (See Can Pituitary Tumors Be Found Early?)

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National Cancer Institute. Physician Data Query (PDQ). Pituitary Tumors Treatment. 2020. Accessed at https://www.cancer.gov/types/pituitary/patient/pituitary-treatment-pdq on July 12, 2022.

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Last Revised: October 10, 2022