Parathyroid cancer is a cancerous (malignant) growth in a parathyroid gland. The parathyroid glands control the calcium level in the body. There are four parathyroid glands, two on top of each lobe of the thyroid gland, which is located at the base of the neck. Parathyroid cancer is a very rare type of cancer. Men and women are equally affected. It usually occurs in people older than 30. The cause of parathyroid cancer is unknown. People with a genetic condition called multiple endocrine neoplasia type I have an increased risk of this disease. People who had head or neck radiation may also be at increased risk. Such radiation exposure, however, is more likely to cause thyroid cancer.
Related journals of Parathyroid cancer
Annals of Oncology, Journal of Thyroid Research, Journal of Thyroid Cancer, Journal of Thyroid Disorders & Therapy
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