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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes elevated calcium levels in blood?

I am a 70 year old male with Type II diabetes, high BP and cholesterol all controlled by oral medication.
My serum calcium has averaged 10.3-10,4 for ten years. PTH is 17.1 Creatinine and phosphorous normal.
Vit D-25 is 24. Just had a WLE for for upper arm melonoma and SNLB.(Biopsy not returned yet) Pre-op Pathology report indicated a T1B stage. What could cause the elevated Calcium?
Fri, 20 Jul 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Hypercalcemia is common in Tumors due to secretion of Calcitonin by the tumor cells as a part of Paraneoplastic syndromes. But in your case it is only very mildly elevated so nothing much to worry as of now.

Hope I have answered your query.
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