At the OSUCCC – James, cancer research experts focus on studying parathyroid cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The OSUCCC – James consistently paves the way in learning more about what causes parathyroid cancer — leading to even more highly targeted prevention, care and treatment.

Screening for Parathyroid Cancer

Cancer screening exams can help find parathyroid cancer at its earliest stage when the chances for successful treatment, optimal outcomes and fewer side effects are greatest. These tests are usually done when a patient is healthy and has no specific symptoms.

Not only are expert cancer researchers at the OSUCCC – James continually working to detect and diagnose parathyroid cancer early, but they are also developing additional tests to detect and diagnose cancer even earlier, leading to improved outcomes, faster responses and fewer side effects. 

Parathyroid Cancer Risk Factors

Having certain inherited disorders can increase the risk of developing parathyroid cancer.

A risk factor is anything that increases the chance of getting a parathyroid cancer. Risk factors for parathyroid cancer include the following rare disorders that are inherited:

  • Familial isolated hyperparathyroidism (FIHP)
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) syndrome

Treatment with radiation therapy may increase the risk of developing a parathyroid adenoma.

(Source: National Cancer Institute)

The presence of risk factors does not necessarily mean you have parathyroid cancer. But if you have risk factors, you should discuss them with your doctor.


If you have received a parathyroid cancer diagnosis, or if you want a second opinion or just want to speak to a parathyroid cancer specialist, we are here to help you. Call 800-293-5066 or 614-293-5066 to make an appointment. 

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