Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 46--48

Hypercalcemia and treated breast cancers: The diagnostic dilemma


Vishal Rao, Devendra Chaukar, Anil K D'Cruz 
 Depatment of Head and Neck Surgery, Tata Memorial Hospital, Dr. Ernest Borges Road, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012, India

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Vishal Rao
Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Tata Memorial Hospital, Dr. Ernest Borges Road, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012
India

The relationship of hypercalcemia with cancer is well described in the literature. Breast cancer is the commonest malignancy associated with hypercalcemia; the detection of hypercalcemia in these patients usually signifies metastatic disease and is associated with a poor prognosis. However, the treating oncologist should keep in mind that a strong correlation exists between breast cancer and primary hyperparathyroidism. We present a case of a patient of treated breast cancer who, in the absence of metastatic bone disease, developed hypercalcemia due to hyperparathyroidism secondary to a parathyroid adenoma.


How to cite this article:
Rao V, Chaukar D, D'Cruz AK. Hypercalcemia and treated breast cancers: The diagnostic dilemma.J Can Res Ther 2009;5:46-48


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Rao V, Chaukar D, D'Cruz AK. Hypercalcemia and treated breast cancers: The diagnostic dilemma. J Can Res Ther [serial online] 2009 [cited 2021 Jan 28 ];5:46-48
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