Oncology


Salivary Gland Cancer

Salivary Gland Cancer is a rare cancer type and it may start from any of the salivary glands in your mouth, neck or throat. Although its reason of formation is not fully known, it is thought that smoking and exposure to radiation is triggering.

The symptoms of malign and benign cancer are the following. The symptoms of the salivary gland tumour like pain, facial palsy, change of skin colour and rapidly growing panicula are mainly observed in malign tumours. The only symptom of benign salivary gland tumour is panicula. These paniculas do not grow rapidly and cause pain like they do in malign tumours.

Salivary gland cancer generally requires operation. The other treatments for the salivary gland cancer may include radiotherapy and chemotherapy.