What are the risk factors for parathyroid tumors?
An inherited condition known as multiple endocrine neoplasia may raise an individual’s risk for benign parathyroid tumors. If you have a family history of parathyroid tumors, you may have this condition. Radiation exposure is another risk factor for the development of parathyroid tumors.
What can you do to prevent parathyroid tumors?
Because family history is a positive risk factor, genetic counseling plays a role for families with hereditary endocrine syndromes. It is also advisable to minimize radiation exposure to the head and neck, especially for children.