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Pituitary Adenoma Causes & Risks

Causes

The cause is unknown. Some tumors have been associated with changes in DNA. These can be inherited.

Tumors can also be a result of exposure to cancer causing substances. In some cases the DNA changes may occur for no known reason.

Risk Factors

Factors that increase your chance of pituitary adenoma include:

  • A family or personal history of multiple endocrine neoplasia, type 1 (MEN1) —a hereditary condition that increases the risk of developing pituitary, hypothalamus, and parathyroid tumors

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2019 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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