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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.
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