Pituitary Innovation and Teaching

Other types of treatment

Watching the tumour for growth

Many small tumours do not grow over time. These tumours can just be watched to see if they grow bigger. They may not need any active therapy. The growth of the tumour can be followed up by doing MRI scans about once every year. This plan can continue as long as the tumour is not causing symptoms (such as headaches or vision problems), is not growing, and is not affecting hormone production. This plan allows some patients to avoid surgery or radiation. 

 

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