Treating Pituitary Tumors

Nearly all pituitary tumors are adenomas. These tumors are benign (not cancer), but they can still cause serious health issues. Treatment of a pituitary adenoma depends on if it makes excess hormones and, if it does, which hormone it makes. Treatment also depends on the size of the tumor.

The treatment information given here is not official policy of the American Cancer Society and is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your cancer care team. It is intended to help you and your family make informed decisions, together with your doctor. Your doctor may have reasons for suggesting a treatment plan different from these general treatment options. Don't hesitate to ask your cancer care team any questions you may have about your treatment options.