A 31-year-old member asked:
High levels of calcium in my blood and my parathyroid hormone is -3. is this symptoms of cancer.?
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Pathology 49 years experience
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A 48-year-old member asked:
High levels of calcium in my blood and my parathyroid hormone is off. Is this cancer.?
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Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Not necessarily: Primary hyperparathyroidism and malignancy are the most common causes of increase serum calcium , accounting for more than 90 percent of cases. There are ways to differentiate one to the other ( check intact pth, PTH related peptide etc) . You should see your doctor and have further blood work-up and discussion in management of the problem.
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Last updated Dec 23, 2013
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