Our Approach
City of Hope’s comprehensive approach to parathyroid cancer encompasses sophisticated diagnostic techniques and leading-edge surgical, radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatments for these types of cancers. City of Hope also employs new experimental therapies, which may not be available elsewhere, to fight advanced, aggressive parathyroid cancers.

Parathyroid cancer patients at City of Hope receive treatment from a coordinated, multidisciplinary team of surgeons, oncologists, endocrinologists, radiation oncologists, nurses, supportive care specialists and others, ensuring the highest possible standard of care.

Risk Factors
  • Age: Most patients are diagnosed in their 40s or 50s.
  • Family history of parathyroid tumors
  • External radiation exposure, especially to the head and neck
  • End-stage renal disease/hemodialysis patients