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cause of parathyroid cancer

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Parathyroid: This is common.
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Dr. Peter Mowschenson
48 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Bone pain from metastases is generally easy to detect with scans. If bones look normal then hyperparathyroidism can cause bone and joint pain.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
Cancer : I do not think that anything you have taken would cause any form of cancer Good Luck
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Start with blood: A parathyroid tumor will announce itself as a high serum calcium on routine lab work with or without a neck mass that rises on swallowing. Without, t ... Read More
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Dr. Eric Whitman
36 years experience Surgical Oncology
Calcium and surgery: Parathyroid cancer is very very rare. Usually patients have very high calcium levels, sometimes dangerously high. Parathyroid cancers may not be diagn ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Weakness, mass +: Parathyroid cancers are rare and may be functionally active causing increase in blood calcium. The latter causes weakness, deposition of calcium in t ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Young
9 years experience Internal Medicine
Rare: It is a very rare cause of high levels of calcium in the blood. It requires surgery and close follow up.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Malignancy of: parathyroid glands are found in association with the thyroid gland . There are 4 glands situated on top of and below the thyroid gland. The glands f ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Very, very rare.: While parathyroid tumors are very common, they are almost-always benign. Cancer may be more likely with very high calcium levels or palpable tumors.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Surgery: Parathyroid cancer is rare. The treatment is usually surgical removal of affected tissues.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Surgery, radiation: And chemotherapy. Parathyroid cancer is treated by surgery. Esophageal cancer may require multi-modality treatment with surgery, radiation and chemoth ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Parathyroid cancer: Sorry about your mother. Parathyroid cancer is quite a rare cancer. From 1988 - 2003, only 224 patients with parathyroid carcinoma were identified by ... Read More

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