parathyroid cancer

A rare cancer that forms in tissues of one or more of the parathyroid glands (four pea-sized glands in the neck that make parathyroid hormone, which helps the body store and use calcium).

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  • Parathyroid cancer — is a rare cancer that forms in tissues of one or more of the parathyroid glands (four pea sized glands in the neck that make parathyroid hormone, which helps the body store and use calcium). External links * [http://www.cancer.gov/Templates/db… …   Wikipedia

  • Parathyroid hormone — (PTH), or parathormone, is secreted by the parathyroid glands as a polypeptide containing 84 amino acids. It acts to increase the concentration of calcium (Ca2+) in the blood, whereas calcitonin (a hormone produced by the parafollicular cells (C… …   Wikipedia

  • parathyroid hormone — A substance made by the parathyroid gland that helps the body store and use calcium. A higher than normal amount of parathyroid hormone causes high levels of calcium in the blood and may be a sign of disease. Also called parathormone, parathyrin …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • parathyroid gland — One of four pea sized glands found on the surface of the thyroid. The parathyroid hormone made by these glands increases the calcium level in the blood …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Parathyroid hormone-related protein — (or PTHrP) is a protein member of the parathyroid hormone family. It is occasionally secreted by cancer cells (breast cancer, certain types of lung cancer including squamous cell carcinoma). However, it also has normal functions.FunctionsPTHrP… …   Wikipedia

  • parathyroid hormone–like peptide — parathyroid hormone–related peptide a peptide somewhat homologous to parathyroid hormone at its amino terminus; it is secreted by certain types of cancer cells and causes hypercalcemia, apparently by acting on the parathyroid receptor,… …   Medical dictionary

  • List of cancer types — This is a list of cancer types, ordered alphabetically.A*Acute lymphoblastic leukemia *Acute myeloid leukemia *Adrenocortical carcinoma *AIDS related cancers *AIDS related lymphoma *Anal cancer *Appendix cancer *Astrocytoma, childhood cerebellar… …   Wikipedia

  • Head and neck cancer — The common carcinomas of the oral cavity, pharynx, and larynx as well as other tumors that affect the head and neck. These include: {{}}Paranasal sinus and nasal cavity cancer Lip and oral cavity cancer Nasopharyngeal cancer Oropharyngeal cancer… …   Medical dictionary

  • Medullary thyroid cancer — Classification and external resources Micrograph of medullary thyroid carcinoma. H E stain. ICD 10 …   Wikipedia

  • Follicular thyroid cancer — Classification and external resources Gross pathological section of a follicular thyroid adenoma (tumor at the bottom). ICD 10 C …   Wikipedia


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