Donate to Pituitary Tumor Research and Care
While the pituitary gland is small—only about the size of a kidney bean—it plays a leading role in good health because it produces several hormones that regulate essential body processes.
We now know that pituitary tumors, or adenomas, are more common than previously thought. And while they are very often benign and slow-growing, the growth of a pituitary tumor can have a dramatic effect on metabolism, blood pressure, reproduction, and other vital functions.
Pituitary tumors can be difficult to diagnose, due to the wide variety of symptoms they produce. The good news is that improvements in technology allow us to detect and remove these tumors with greater success than in the past. In the last 25 years, more than 3,500 patients with pituitary tumors have been surgically treated at UCSF, and many more have received medical or radiation therapy. There’s no better place to seek treatment.
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