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What is the prognosis for a pituitary tumor?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

If diagnosed early enough, the prognosis for a pituitary tumor is usually excellent. If diagnosis is delayed, even a nonfunctioning tumor can cause problems if it grows large enough to press on optic nerves, the brain, or carotid arteries (vessels that bring blood to the brain). Early diagnosis and treatment is the key to a good prognosis.

This answer is based on source information from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

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