Pituitary Tumors—Patient Version


Pituitary tumors are usually not cancer and are called pituitary adenomas. They grow slowly and do not spread. Rarely, pituitary tumors are cancer and they can spread to distant parts of the body. Explore the links on this page to learn more about pituitary tumor treatment and clinical trials.

For more information, view Pituitary Tumors Symptoms, Tests, Prognosis, and Stages.


PDQ Treatment Information for Patients

Causes & Prevention

NCI does not have PDQ evidence-based information about prevention of pituitary tumors.


NCI does not have PDQ evidence-based information about screening for pituitary tumors.

Coping with Cancer

The information in this section is meant to help you cope with the many issues and concerns that occur when you have cancer.

Feelings and Cancer Adjusting to Cancer Support for Caregivers Survivorship Advanced Cancer Managing Cancer Care