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What causes mucoepidermiod carcinoma?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Bad luck: All cancers arise from accumulated mutations on clones-within-clones of cells. Mucoepidermoid carcinomas are fairly common wherever there are big or small salivary glands, and some places where there are other glands that can mimic the pattern. There are no clear environmental or behavioral risk factors.
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