Find out about calcium in the body and how cancer can cause changes to calcium levels.
There is information about the symptoms and what treatment you might have.
Calcium is an important nutrient that our bodies need. Having cancer can affect the amount of calcium in the body.
High blood calcium levels are called hypercalcaemia. This usually happens in advanced cancer and is rare in people with earlier stages of cancer.
Having high calcium levels is called hypercalcaemia. It is a serious condition. Your doctor will need to assess you, so you get the right diagnosis and treatment.
Some cancer treatments can cause low calcium levels in the blood. This is called hypocalcaemia.
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