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What increases my risk for a pituitary tumor?

Age increases your risk for a pituitary tumor. Although such growths can be diagnosed in people of all ages, older adults run the greatest risk for pituitary tumors. Certain inherited genetic conditions, including multiple endocrine neoplasia I, also increase your risk for pituitary tumors.

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