Patient Guide Part #1: FAQ’s for Radiation Therapy Treatment of Pituitary Adenomas

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If radiation therapy has been advised to you for pituitary adenoma treatment, you have perhaps already reviewed and tried other kinds of medical therapy or surgery with poor outcomes. Remember, a tumor is a tissue mass, conventionally not normally present in the body. It can be cancerous. Pituitary adenomas are a kind of benign tumor with several subtypes. Radiation therapy can be a very effective treatment for both hormonally inactive and active pituitary adenoma treatment. The conclusion to use radiation therapy should be balanced with an understanding of its associated chances. Treatment suggestions are customized by specific kind of pituitary tumor, size, boundaries of the tumor if great, feedback to initial therapies and other patient health concerns. Compiled here are common questions raised by patients with pituitary adenomas concerning radiation surgery.

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