What are the causes of hypercalcemia due to malignancy?

Updated: Oct 03, 2018
  • Author: Mahendra Agraharkar, MD, MBBS, FACP, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Answer

Causes of hypercalcemia that are related to malignancy (lung, breast, and myeloma are the most common tumors) include the following:

  • Solid tumor metastases

  • Solid tumors with humoral effects

  • Hematologic malignancies


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