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Does hypercalcemia run in families?

There may be a small genetic component to hyperparathyroidism, one of the most common causes of hypercalcemia. Hyperparathyroidism often develops in those with no family history of the disorder. Other causes of hypercalcemia, such as cancer, may have a genetic component.

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