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Doctors are working to learn more about parathyroid cancer, ways to prevent it, how to best treat it, and how to provide the best care to people diagnosed with this disease. The following areas of research may include new options for patients through clinical trials. Always talk with your doctor about the diagnostic and treatment options best for you.
Better treatment for hypercalcemia. Researchers are exploring new medications to reduce calcium levels in the blood.
Supportive care. Clinical trials are underway to find better ways of reducing symptoms and side effects of current parathyroid cancer treatments in order to improve patients’ comfort and quality of life.
Genetics. Research is underway to learn more about why this type of tumor can run in certain families (see Risk Factors).
Learn more about common statistical terms used in cancer research.
To find clinical trials specific to your diagnosis, talk with your doctor or search online clinical trial databases now.