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About Salivary Gland Cancer

  • Salivary gland cancer: a rare disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the salivary glands

    Salivary gland cancer is a rare cancer that forms in tissues of the gland in the mouth that makes saliva. Most salivary gland cancers occur in older people. Being exposed to certain types of radiation may increase the risk of salivary cancer. Signs of salivary gland cancer include a lump or trouble swallowing.

    Learn about salivary gland cancer, and find information on how we support and care for adults with salivary gland cancer before, during, and after treatment.

    The following information is from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).


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