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what is pituitary adenoma? is it bad?

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what is pituitary adenoma? is it bad?
Hello,
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Thanks for your question.

These are pituitary growth/tumor that in most cases are confined within the pituitary gland and are benign in nature that mean non cancerous in nature. However, the treatment is dependent upon several factors such as size of the tumor, how far it has extended, type of tumor, severity of symptoms etc. Early detected cases and smaller tumors are easier to manage and have good success rate. Accidentally detected pituitary tumors are usually smaller in size and may not cause any symptoms, but some of them may cause pressure effect as they grow in their size or cause hormonal issues. So it is important to follow-up with your doctor for overall need.
You can read more about it from this link:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/pituitary-tumors/DS00533

Please let me know if you have any other question for me.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
whatever the case is, is it manageable?
Yes, it is manageable in most cases. Moreover, now we have several options to take care of these kind of tumors.
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