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Is there a cure for prolactinoma?

There's not really a cure that can get rid of prolactinoma, but there are treatments that can successfully reduce or eliminate symptoms. Most cases of prolactinoma are treated with medications (most commonly drugs called dopamine agonists) that regulate prolactin levels and help shrink tumors. As long as the medications are taken according to doctors' directions, symptoms usually go away for most people. Other people may require surgery, or in some cases radiation therapy, to get rid of the tumor and eliminate symptoms. Usually, these treatments can reduce the effects of prolactinoma, allowing people with the condition to live relatively normal lives. Talk to your doctor about finding the most effective treatment for you.

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