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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Cáncer de paratiroides

Parathyroid cancer (PAYR-uh-THY-royd KAN-ser)
A rare cancer that forms in tissues of one or more of the parathyroid glands (four pea-sized glands in the neck that make parathyroid hormone, which helps the body store and use calcium).

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.