How do doctors treat pituitary tumors?

Treatment depends on the size and type of your child’s tumor. Sometimes no treatment is needed. The endocrinologist will talk with you about the best treatment for your child.

If your child does need treatment, it is best to start early. Pituitary tumors and symptoms get better faster and easier with early treatment.

Some treatments include:

  • Medication
  • Surgery
  • Radiation that targets the pituitary tumor
  • Chemotherapy

What is the outcome for children with pituitary tumors?

Your child’s outcome depends on the size, type and location of the tumor. Most tumors get better with early treatment and most have a very good outcome. Your doctor will talk to you about the typical outcome for your child’s kind of tumor.

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