Salivary gland cancer

Introduction

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A rare cancer that forms in tissues of a salivary gland (gland in the mouth that makes saliva). Most salivary gland cancers occur in older people.

 

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Synonyms

Salivary gland cancer

Salivary gland  tumor

Salivary gland tumour

Salivary gland  neoplasm

Cancer of the salivary gland

Parotid gland cancer

Parotid cancer

Parotid tumor

Parotideal cancer

Parotideal tumor