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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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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Many causes: There are many causes of high serum calcium. In your case it is not due to hyperactivity of parathyroid gland but it is not feasible to say why your calcium is high without additional information. See this site for more info on this subject. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hypercalcemia/ds00976/dsection=causes.

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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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Dr. Liawaty Ho
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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