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Salivary Gland Tumors

Alternate Names : Salivary Gland Neoplasms, Salivary Gland Cancer

Salivary Gland Tumors | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the condition?

There are no known ways to prevent salivary gland tumors.

What are the long-term effects of the condition?

For tumors that are not cancerous, the only long-term effects are generally cosmetic. If the tumor prevents saliva from draining, symptoms of blockage or infection may occur. This would include uncomfortable swelling after meals that improves over several hours. Complete blockage would also cause constant pain.

The long-term effects of the cancerous tumors vary based on the type of cancer involved. If untreated, they could lead to death.

What are the risks to others?

Salivary gland tumors are not contagious and pose no risk to others.

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Salivary Gland Tumors: Treatment & Monitoring

Author: Mark Loury, MD
Reviewer: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
Date Reviewed: 07/01/01

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