Title

Hypercalcaemia in Cancer Patient

Document Type

Journal Article

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Nursing and Public Health

RAS ID

981

Comments

This article was originally published as: Chan, V.(2001). Hypercalcaemia in Cancer Patient. The Hong Kong Practitioner, 23, 449-452. Original article available here.

Abstract

Hypercalcaemia is common in advanced cancer patients. It can also occur in breast cancer patients undergoing hormonal therapy and in the pre-terminal multiple myeloma patients. Because its symptoms are non-specific, it is often unrecognised. Successful treatment can result in improvement in quality of life. Family physicians should be aware of the clinical features so that they can provide timely management or referral. Its causes, pathophysiology, clinical features and management options are discussed.

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