ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about how many people learn they have a pituitary gland tumor each year and some general survival information. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen.
About 8,000 pituitary gland tumors are diagnosed in the United States each year. Most of these tumors are noncancerous. Because the pituitary gland is located next to the brain, this type of tumor is sometimes classified as a brain tumor in data collection. Pituitary gland tumors are more common in adults.