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In this Video Q&A Dr. Curtiss Cook, Dr. Bernard Bendok, and Dr. Alyx Porter discuss pituitary gland tumors.
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Are there any programs for pituitary tumor patients, who are not insured? I also have a pineal cyst, and haven’t had a brain scan in over a year, because I can’t afford the procedure.
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Today, Dec 19 at 5:15 CT, we are hosting a video Q&A about Pituitary Tumors with Mayo Clinic experts Dr. Curtiss Cook, Dr. Bernard Bendok, and Dr. Alyx Porter. You can participate by asking questions; Click View & Reply to see the details.
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The fact that a personsuch as myself diagnosed with a microadenoma six yrears ago and that there is a hx of fatigue, periodic blurriness and I cannot gain weight ( 84 years of age, male and five feet six weighing 100 pounds should there be anyconcern on my part Iron level is almost zero?
Can non-functional pituitary adenomas become functional years later? How often should labs be checked? How often should you have an MRI for monitoring a small pituitary adenoma? Thank you
has the research determined if there is a familial link with pituitary adenomas? I understand there are various kinds. My family has three generations of macro adenomas.
Has the research determined what triggers the occurrence and growth of pituitary adenomas?
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I don’t see anything playing?
Click VIEW & REPLY in this email and see the video playing at the top of the webpage.
Will there be a transcript available, not sure if my questions were addressed. I could not hear part of the webinar.
You can replay the video. It is posted at the top of this page. Unfortunately, they didn’t get to all the questions during the webinar. We will post answers to your questions here in the discussion thread 🙂
Thank you for tuning in.
According to MayoClinic.org:
A small percentage of pituitary tumor cases runs in families, but most have no apparent hereditary factor. Still, scientists suspect that genetic alterations play an important role in how pituitary tumors develop. People with a family history of certain hereditary conditions, such as multiple endocrine neoplasia, type I (MEN I), have an increased risk of pituitary tumors. In MEN I, multiple tumors occur in various glands of the endocrine system. Genetic testing is available for this disorder.
You can learn more here: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pituitary-tumors/symptoms-causes/dxc-20157631
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Thanks for the great questions. According to MayoClinic.org:
The cause of uncontrolled cell growth in the pituitary gland, which creates a tumor, remains unknown. The pituitary gland is a small, bean-shaped gland situated at the base of your brain, somewhat behind your nose and between your ears. Despite its small size, the gland influences nearly every part of your body. The hormones it produces help regulate important functions, such as growth, blood pressure and reproduction.
Thank you so much for tuning in. We cannot provide medical advice here but would encourage you to speak with your doctor if you have concerns about your iron levels.
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