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Salivary gland cancer

Salivary gland cancer: Introduction

Cancer of the salivary glands. Salivary glands are located around the inside of the mouth and throat and produce saliva which keeps the mouth moist and facilitates the chewing of food. Salivary gland cancers are generally rare and occur mostly in one of the three larger glands such as the parotid gland. ...more »

Symptoms of Salivary gland cancer

Treatments for Salivary gland cancer

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Salivary gland cancer: Related Patient Stories

Salivary gland cancer: Deaths

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Alternative Treatments for Salivary gland cancer

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly beneficial for Salivary gland cancer may include:

Salivary gland cancer: Complications

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Causes of Salivary gland cancer

  • Exposure to radiation
  • Use of tobacco
  • Family history of salivary gland cancer
  • Diet- Eating large amounts of animal fats and low quantities of vegetables may increase the risk of salivary gland cancer
  • Age -Additionally, people older than 60 are more likely to develop salivary gland cancer
  • more causes...»

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Disease Topics Related To Salivary gland cancer

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Salivary gland cancer: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Salivary gland cancer

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Salivary gland cancer: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Salivary gland cancer

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Salivary gland cancer: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Salivary gland cancer

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Prognosis for Salivary gland cancer

Prognosis for Salivary gland cancer: Prognosis depend on the following: 1) the stage of the cancer (especially the size of the tumor), 2) the type of salivary gland the cancer is in, 3) the type of cancer cells (how they look under a microscope), 4) the patient's age and general health.

Research about Salivary gland cancer

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Clinical Trials for Salivary gland cancer

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Statistics for Salivary gland cancer

Salivary gland cancer: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Salivary gland cancer:

Salivary gland cancer is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Salivary gland cancer, or a subtype of Salivary gland cancer, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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