For many people with parotid gland tumors, parotidectomy is necessary. Parotidectomy is the surgery to remove the parotid gland. A head and neck surgeon performs this surgery. Read more: How long does it take to recover from a Parotidectomy? Article
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Salivary Gland Cancer
Salivary gland cancer is cancer that affects the parotid glands, sublingual glands, or the submandibular glands. Risk factors include older age, radiation therapy treatment to head or neck, and being exposed to certain substances at work. Signs include fluid draining from the ear, pain, numbness, weakness, trouble swallowing, and a lump. Treatment depends upon the stage of the cancer and usually involves surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or radiosensitizers.
What Are the Signs of Salivary Gland Cancers?
Salivary gland tumors are abnormal growths of cells in the salivary glands. They can arise from any of the salivary glands. Salivary gland cancers are rare. Benign (noncancerous) growths of the salivary glands are more common.
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