Pituitary Tumors Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Treatment Options for Pituitary Tumors
A link to a list of current clinical trials is included for each treatment section. For some types or stages of cancer, there may not be any trials listed. Check with your doctor for clinical trials that are not listed here but may be right for you.
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Surgery (transsphenoidal surgery, if possible) to remove the tumor, followed by watchful waiting (closely monitoring a patient's condition without giving any treatment until symptoms appear or change). Radiation therapy is given if the tumor comes back.
A clinical trial of stereotactic radiation surgery.
Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with pituitary tumor. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.
WebMD Public Information from the National Cancer Institute
February 25, 2014
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