Episode 192: Oncologic Emergencies 101: Hypercalcemia of Malignancy

Hypercalcemia of malignancy (HCM) affects about 30% of all patients with cancer. Patients with breast cancer that has metastasized to bone and patients with squamous cell lung cancer together account for more than half of all HCM cases. ONS member Marcelle Kaplan, RN, MS, CNS, CBCN®–Emeritus, AOCN®–Emeritus, breast oncology clinical specialist, and Stephanie Jardine, BSN, RN, oncology clinical specialist at ONS, discuss hypercalcemia of malignancy and its current treatment strategies. This episode is part of a series about oncologic emergencies; the other episodes are linked in the episode notes. 

Music Credit: "Fireflies and Stardust" by Kevin MacLeod

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