Detailed information on the anatomy and function of the pituitary gland
Pituitary Tumor: Introduction
A pituitary tumor is a tumor that grows in the pituitary gland. Most of these tumors are not cancer. But they can greatly affect your health.
Hormones and the Endocrine System
Detailed information on hormones and their role in the workings of the endocrine system
Pituitary Tumor: Risk Factors
A risk factor is anything that may increase your chance of having a disease. Here are some things you should know about risk factors for pituitary tumors.
A pituitary tumor is an abnormal growth in the pituitary gland. The pituitary is a small gland in the brain. It makes hormones that affect many other glands and many functions in your body. Most pituitary tumors are not cancerous (benign). But they can cause the pituitary to make too few or too many hormones, causing problems in the body.
Pituitary Tumor: Symptoms
Not all pituitary tumors cause symptoms. But those that do can cause different kinds of symptoms.