The pituitary gland is a small structure found on the bottom of the brain and
is often referred to as the “master gland” since it influences a number of
organs both hormonally and endocrinologically. It can affect the thyroid gland,
the adrenal glands, the ovaries and the testicles.
Cortisol is a naturally produced steroid that occurs in abnormally high levels
when a tumor growth is present. As a result of the increase of this steroid the
immune system is depressed which in turn leads to secondary infections and