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Pituitary Tumors Early Detection, Diagnosis, and Staging

Learn about the signs and symptoms of pituitary tumors. Find out how pituitary tumors are tested for and diagnosed. 

Detection and Diagnosis

Different types of pituitary tumors can cause different signs and symptoms that lead to them being found.


For most types of cancer, the stage (extent) of the cancer is an important part of determining treatment options. But for pituitary tumors, other factors, such as if the tumor is releasing hormones or causing symptoms, are often more important.

Questions to Ask About Pituitary Tumors

Here are some questions you can ask your health care team to help you better understand your diagnosis and treatment options.