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What is the definition or description of: parathyroid cancer?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
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 function to produce the hormone parathormone which controls Ca++ metabolism. Occassionally one of the glands converts to a glandular adenoma which is more functional than the gland and more rarely the adenoma converts to malignancy which causes mets

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