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Pituitary Tumor Treatment

Our Treatment Approach

To ensure the best chances for successful treatment, you should be cared for by experts who specialize in pituitary tumors and see a high volume of patients. MD Anderson's Pituitary Tumor Program has some of the most experienced physicians in the nation customize your care to deliver the most advanced treatments with the least impact on your body.

Like all surgeries, pituitary surgery is most successful when performed by a surgeon with a great deal of experience in the particular procedure. The neurosurgeon's expertise is especially valuable if your treatment includes surgery, since the pituitary gland and nearby structures can be damaged during the procedure.

MD Anderson surgeons are among the most skilled and recognized in the world. They perform a large number of surgeries for pituitary tumors each year.

In addition to neurosurgeons, your specialized medical team may include endocrinologists, neuroradiologists, pathologists, neuro-ophthalmologists and radiation oncologists. The team meets regularly to discuss your care, and they communicate closely with you to keep you updated on progress.

If you have been diagnosed with a pituitary tumor, we're here to help. Call 1-877-632-6789 to make an appointment or request an appointment online.

Why Choose MD Anderson?

  • Treatment for pituitary cancer and benign pituitary tumors
  • High level of experience with complex pituitary tumors
  • Team approach includes highly experienced specialists
  • Most advanced diagnosis and treatment methods
  • Clinical trials of new treatments for pituitary tumors

Why Choose MD Anderson?

Treatment at MD Anderson

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Our Pituitary Tumor Treatments

If you are diagnosed with a pituitary tumor, your doctor will discuss the best options to treat it. This depends on several factors, including where the tumor is, how big it is and the specific hormones it affects.

Your treatment will be personalized to your particular needs. One or more of the following therapies may be recommended to treat the tumor or help relieve symptoms.

Surgery

The pituitary tumor may be surgically removed. Like all surgeries, pituitary surgery is most successful when performed by a specialist with a great deal of experience in the particular procedure. MD Anderson surgeons are among the most skilled and recognized in the world. They perform a large number of surgeries for pituitary tumors each year.

Medicine

You may be given one or more medicines to help reduce hormone levels or shrink the pituitary tumor. Hormone replacement may be given if hormone levels are low.

Radiation Therapy

MD Anderson provides the most advanced radiation treatments to treat pituitary tumors. New radiation therapy techniques and remarkable skill allow MD Anderson doctors to target pituitary tumors more precisely, delivering the maximum amount of radiation with the least damage to healthy cells.

Our Clinical Trials

Because of its status as one of the world’s premier cancer centers, MD Anderson participates in clinical trials. Sometimes they are your best option for treatment. Other times, they help researchers learn how to treat tumors and improve the future of tumor treatment.

To find out more about clinical trials at MD Anderson for pituitary tumors, visit our Clinical Trials database or speak to your doctor.


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