A 37-year-old member asked:
I read one news about parathyroid cancer. is it a common condition?
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General Surgery 35 years experience
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.
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