This is Dr. David
I am a cancer doctor.
we don't use ESR to look for cancer. it is unreliable.
ESR is an old test to look for general inflammation in the body.
many things can cause ESR to be elevated.
your diagnosis of hyperparathyroidism can cause elevation of ESR.
cancer would be very rare at your age.
I hope your parathyroid surgery goes well.
make sure your doctors also check your thyroid hormone levels before and after your surgery.
I'm sure they have
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