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Doctors are working to learn more about pituitary gland tumors, ways to prevent them, how to best treat them, and how to provide the best care to people diagnosed with this disease. The following areas of research may include new options for patients through clinical trials. Always talk with your doctor about the diagnostic and treatment options best for you.
Surgical advances. Better methods of surgery to remove pituitary gland tumors are being studied. Even large tumors and tumors that have grown into nearby structures can now be removed with surgery. However, pituitary gland tumors that have grown into the cavernous sinus cannot usually be removed completely with surgery and may need further treatment (either medications or radiation therapy); research on these methods is ongoing.
Supportive care. Clinical trials are underway to find better ways of reducing symptoms and side effects of current pituitary gland tumor treatments in order to improve patients’ comfort and quality of life.
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To find clinical trials specific to your diagnosis, talk with your doctor or search online clinical trial databases now.