Video Q&A about Pituitary Tumors

Thu, Dec 15, 2016
1:00pm to 2:00pm ET

Description

In this Video Q&A Dr. Curtiss CookDr. Bernard Bendok, and Dr. Alyx Porter discuss pituitary gland tumors.

Learn more about:

  • Normal function of pituitary gland
  • Types of pituitary tumors
  • Symptoms of a pituitary tumor
  • Treatment of pituitary tumor

Note: The sound issues are corrected after 2 minutes.

Location

Online

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.

Hi @upartist @dmedina71 @torino1qm @neffjsn @lindalongberry @conniemk @shellsk24 @dailychronicsupportgroup @jasonkwellls.

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.

You do not need a Facebook account to be able to watch the broadcast. You can watch it right here on this page on Connect.
Please post your questions before the event or during the broadcast.

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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?

Great questions @upartist @upartist @torino1qm @dailychronicsupportgroup. Thanks. They have been sent to the presenters. See you back here in about an hour. The video will play right on this webpage or you can watch in on Mayo Clinic’s Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/MayoClinic/

@kariulrich

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

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Welcome back to Connect, Kari! Quite a bit has changed since you were last here. I hope you’ll take a look around.

@colleenyoung

Hi @upartist @dmedina71 @torino1qm @neffjsn @lindalongberry @conniemk @shellsk24 @dailychronicsupportgroup @jasonkwellls.

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.

You do not need a Facebook account to be able to watch the broadcast. You can watch it right here on this page on Connect.
Please post your questions before the event or during the broadcast.

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I don’t see anything playing?

@colleenyoung

Hi @upartist @dmedina71 @torino1qm @neffjsn @lindalongberry @conniemk @shellsk24 @dailychronicsupportgroup @jasonkwellls.

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.

You do not need a Facebook account to be able to watch the broadcast. You can watch it right here on this page on Connect.
Please post your questions before the event or during the broadcast.

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Click VIEW & REPLY in this email and see the video playing at the top of the webpage.

@kariulrich

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

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Will there be a transcript available, not sure if my questions were addressed. I could not hear part of the webinar.

@kariulrich

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

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Hi Kari,
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 🙂

@upartist

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.

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Hi,
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

@upartist

Has the research determined what triggers the occurrence and growth of pituitary adenomas?

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Hello,
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.

You can learn more here: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pituitary-tumors/symptoms-causes/dxc-20157631

@torino1qm

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?

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Hi,
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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