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Parathyroid Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Treatment Options for Parathyroid Cancer

Localized Parathyroid Cancer

Treatment of localized parathyroid cancer may include the following:

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  • Surgery (en bloc resection).
  • Surgery followed by radiation therapy.
  • Radiation therapy.
  • Supportive care to treat hypercalcemia (too much calcium in the blood).

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with localized parathyroid cancer. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. Talk with your doctor about clinical trials that may be right for you. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

Metastatic Parathyroid Cancer

Treatment of metastatic parathyroid cancer may include the following:

  • Surgery (metastasectomy) to remove cancer from the places where it has spread.
  • Surgery followed by radiation therapy.
  • Radiation therapy.
  • Chemotherapy.
  • Supportive care to treat hypercalcemia (too much calcium in the blood).

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with metastatic parathyroid cancer. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. Talk with your doctor about clinical trials that may be right for you. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

Recurrent Parathyroid Cancer

Treatment of recurrent parathyroid cancer may include the following:

  • Surgery (metastasectomy) to remove cancer from the places where it has recurred.
  • Surgery (tumor debulking).
  • Surgery followed by radiation therapy.
  • Radiation therapy.
  • Chemotherapy.
  • Supportive care to treat hypercalcemia (too much calcium in the blood).

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with recurrent parathyroid cancer. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. Talk with your doctor about clinical trials that may be right for you. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

WebMD Public Information from the National Cancer Institute

Last Updated: May 28, 2015
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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