Hypercalcaemia in Cancer Patient
Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
School of Nursing and Public Health
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.