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Can prolactinoma tumors return even after treatment?

In many cases, prolactinoma tumors are treated with medications to regulate hormones and shrink tumors. In those cases, the tumor never fully goes away. Other times, surgery may be used to remove the tumor. This may be done through the nasal cavity or by opening the skull. However, even if a tumor is removed, it's estimated that 20 to 50% of tumors return, most commonly within five years after treatment. Because of this, it's important to talk to your doctor about finding the most effective combination of treatments for you.

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