Treating Pituitary Cancer
The pituitary gland is a gland located near the base of the brain connected to the hypothalamic funnel. It produces various hormones, thereby regulating the overall growth of the body, as well as the work of the endocrine glands. Accordingly, it is on the pituitary gland that the activity of the sexual and a number of other body functions is tied.
A pituitary adenoma is a tumor of this brain gland that is often found in people over 30 years old. If the pituitary tumor is less than 1 centimeter in size, it is usually classified as a microadenoma, and if larger, as a macroadenoma. Usually a pituitary adenoma is benign, but due to its effect on the body as a whole, cancer treatment and surgery to remove the tumor are most often required.
Causes of occurrence
Exact reasons why pituitary glands appear tumors, scientists are unknown. Sometimes they arise as a result of endocrine system disorders, due to genetic changes. In other cases, it is an inherited disease.
Also, the cause of tumors of the hypothalamus can be the effect on the body of carcinogens or radiation. But sometimes critical changes in DNA occur for completely unknown reasons.
How to identify the problem?
Cancer of the hypothalamus causes certain symptoms, which differ according to the size of the tumor and its location. Basically, these are:
periodic vomiting or nausea;
loss of peripheral vision;
the onset of diabetes insipidus, leading to dehydration (constant thirst);
In three quarters of cases, if the diagnosis showed the presence of a pituitary tumor, Israeli doctors recommend surgery, since such formations are hormone-producing. If a pituitary tumor becomes malignant, it leads to disruption of the functioning of various functions of the body.
Treatment and where to carry it out
Today it is believed that the best treatment for pituitary cancer is practiced in Israel. What kind of treatment tactics will be chosen, whether the removal of the pituitary tumor is required, as well as the price of therapy depend on the preliminary diagnosis and stage of the cancer. Basically, they resort to the following methods:
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