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Hormonal Therapy

June 21, 2019

Hormonal manipulation as a therapy for other hormone producing conditions of the pituitary are much more difficult. There are treatments for acromegaly, which is another type of tumor which secretes excessive amounts of growth hormone. And there are some medication avenues to treat that condition, but none of them are as good as the treatments we see for prolactin secreting tumors. The last hormonal secreting tumor that we see clinically is the excess production of ACTH which produces incredibly high levels of cortisol, which can wreak havoc through the body. And for that medical treatment exists, but it’s probably the poorest of the three and the three meaning prolactinomas then growth hormone, secreting tumors. And then finally, uh, we are least successful with medication treatment of ACTH secreting tumors.

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