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Can a pituitary tumor be prevented?

Because science still does not know what causes a pituitary tumor, there are no surefire ways to prevent them at this time. However, a small number of cases can be linked to particular inherited genetic conditions. In these cases, genetic testing can help a person determine whether they have the disorder and what the chances are of passing it down to their children.

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