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My mother was diagnosed with parathyroid cancer. can you tell me about it?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho answered

Specializes in Hematology and Oncology

Sorry about your mother. Parathyroid cancer is quite a rare cancer. From 1988 - 2003, only 224 patients with parathyroid carcinoma were identified by the seer. Patients with parathyroid carcinomas are more likely to have symptoms, a neck mass, bone and kidney disease, increase calcium in the blood, and very high serum parathyroid hormone.Treatment is surgery. It is resistant to chemo or radiation.

Answered May 9, 2015

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