Parathyroid Cancer Treatment

Parathyroid cancer treatment depends on the location and size of the cancer as well as other factors such as your age, overall health and personal preferences. Your team of doctors will take all of that into account with the treatments they recommend.

We treat our parathyroid cancer patients using a comprehensive team approach, where our highly trained physicians, knowledgeable nurses and support staff come together to provide compassionate and personalized care.

Parathyroid Cancer Treatment in Burlington, VT

Parathyroid cancer treatment options at Fletcher Allen include:

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Medications
  • Clinical Trials 

Surgery

Surgery is the most common treatment for parathyroid cancer. Parathyroid cancer grows very slowly and usually is removed in order to cure you or control the effects of the cancer for a long time.

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy treats cancer by destroying cancer cells using different types of medication.

Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy uses high-energy beams, such as X-rays and protons, to destroy cancer cells.

Medications

Hypercalcemia may be treated using medications for those that cannot have surgery, including drugs that:

  • Stop your parathyroid gland from making parathyroid hormone
  • Block your body from absorbing calcium from the food you eat
  • Increase how much urine your body makes

Clinical Trials

Fletcher Allen has a history of clinical trial experience. Clinical trials are research studies that test the newest cancer treatments and new ways of using existing cancer treatments. Clinical trials can't guarantee a cure.  

Ask your doctor about enrolling in a clinical trial. Together you can weigh the potential benefits and risks.

Learn more about parathyroid cancer diagnosis.

Find a Fletcher Allen physician or call 877-540-HOPE (4673).