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What are the most common cancers that can cause hypercalcaemia due to PTH-rP?

Multiple myeloma.
Others include breast and lung cancer (especially Squamous Cell Carcinoma, a Non-SCLC)


What is another cause of hypercalcaemia, besides it being due to PTH-rP?

Hypercalcaemia due to lytic bone metastases


Is hypercalcaemia in breast cancer due to PTH-rP or bone metastases?

Bone metastases