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What is hypercalcemia?

Hypercalcemia is a complication of parathyroid cancer. It occurs when the level of calcium in the blood reaches high, unsafe level. Hypercalcemia can be serious, so tell your doctor if you experience any symptoms, such as feeling weak and tired, bowel problems, feeling thirsty all the time, or urinating more often than usual.

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