Hypercalcemia (cont.)

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Can hypercalcemia be prevented?

Hypercalcemia cannot be prevented, but early detection can both allow for normalization of calcium levels and lead to an early work-up to define the cause. If there is a known family history of hypercalcemia or hyperparathyroidism, it is worth mentioning this to the health care practitioner; together the patient and health care practitioner can determine if screening is warranted.

Medically reviewed by John A. Seibel, MD; Board Certified Internal Medicine with a subspecialty in Endocrinology & Metabolism

REFERENCES:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2931619/
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/supportivecare/hypercalcemia/HealthProfessional


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/9/2014

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