A 37-year-old member asked:

I read one news about parathyroid cancer. is it a common condition?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 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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Dr. Morton Levitt
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Pathology, Anatomic and Clinical 51 years experience
Parathyroid Cancer: This article discusses some salient facts about parathyroid cancer==>http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0004523/. It is an extremely rare cancer, but can be treated depending on the stage of the tumor.
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