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What increases my risk for pituitary disorders?

Pituitary disorders usually take the form of non-cancerous tumors of the pituitary gland. Older adults are most at risk for developing these tumors. Some types of pituitary tumors run in families, such as multiple endocrine neoplasia, type I, otherwise known as MEN I. However, the majority are not hereditary, and their causes are not well understood.

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