August 5, 2015
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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 Aimee V. HachigianGould, MD; American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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 5/7/2015

Source: MedicineNet.com
http://www.medicinenet.com/hypercalcemia/article.htm

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