Blood calcium level elevated

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hi

i keep been told my blood calcium level is elevated and having read about it would appear that i have the symptoms of this issue. i have kideny cancer and im about to have this removed. radical nepherrectomy. i have also read that it can cause higher blood calcium ranges. or it could be thyroid tumor. but my GP doesnt really care about it. but from what i have read its a serious issues that needs resolving. anyone else know anything about this ? 

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    Elevated calcium is a serious issue.  What was your calcium level?  If it was only a point or 2 higher then the range, then yes, your doctor may just watch it to see where it goes.  You may also be right, in that the kidney cancer has caused the elevated calcium and there's just nothing they can do, but treat the cancer.  By treating the cancer, the calcium level should come back down, if this was the cause.  If you drink a lot of milk or eat a lot of fortified cereals, then it would be a good idea to cut down.  If you take any antacids containing calcium, try to stop them too.  Also, if you are taking any Vitamin D supplements, it would be great if you stopped them to, as too much Vitamin D can raise your Calcium levels even more. 

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      hi

      i do anything food or supplement wise that would cause it. they said it was 6.1 but not sure what that means. and i do have kidney cancer which means im having my kidney removed this week. they dont seem to say anything much about it. but have all the symptoms if to much calcium too

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      Humm..  Are you in the UK?  It seems the lab ranges are different here, in the US.  In the US, with your level, you would actually be considered to have low calcium.  I looked online and found that the calcium range there is 2.05 to 2.60 mmmol/l, in the UK?  If so, then your calcium would be very high!  Perhaps get a second opinion from a different doctor to see what he says?  I'm sorry I couldn't be of more help..

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      getting info on this is like getting blood out of a stone. my crappy Doc just says i wouldnt worry about it. they said same about other probs i have over the last 4 years. turned out to be kidney cancer. so you can imagine they dont fill me with confidence. they told me it was raised when i went for my op the other day. it was cancelled tho. due to not bed space a common UK problem these days. more people then beds. ill ask again when im in thursday for my op agian
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