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Doctor insights on: Parotid Gland Tumor Symptoms

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Is it possible for a tumor that in the parotid gland to gett bigger nd then smaller?

Is it possible for a tumor that in the parotid gland to gett bigger nd then smaller?

Parotid tumor : It is possible for a tumor of the parotid gland to fluctuate in size. Reasons for this include a tumor that obstructs a duct causing a build up of saliva or hemorrhage(bleeding) into the tumor. Inflammation of or around the tumor could cause changes in size. ...Read more

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Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


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I have lesion on both parotid gland the right measure 3.3×4.2×6.1cm n the left measure 13×16×16mm is this a warthing tumor? Nd how big is this?

I have lesion on both parotid gland the right measure 3.3×4.2×6.1cm n the left measure 13×16×16mm is this a warthing tumor? Nd how big is this?

Possible: You need physician's evaluation, rare warthin's tumor tend to bilateral than any other parotid tumor is benign. You may need MRI & fna biopsy , see your family doctor for specialist referral. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about a parotid gland tumor? Half of my parotid gland has been removed because of this. Any concern about having half gland?

What can you tell me about a parotid gland tumor? Half of my parotid gland has been removed because of this. Any concern about having half gland?

Need more info: 80% of parotid tumors are benign (not cancer), which means that 1 in 5 are cancerous. You need to find out what type of tumor you had. There is no concern about having half a parotid gland. You could have both parotid glands removed and still not realize it from a saliva standpoint. See your ENT to clarify what you had and if anything else needs to be done. ...Read more

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What happen if u developed a warthin tumor in the parotid gland?

Needs to come out: While benign, you don't want masses growing in your parotid gland. The nerve the moves that half of the face (aptly named the facial nerve) runs through the middle of the gland and it is always easier to take out smaller parotid masses than bigger ones. Discuss this with your ent, who likely will suggest surgical removal of the mass and part- though not all- of the parotid gland. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get a biopsy for a tumor on your parotid gland?

Does it hurt to get a biopsy for a tumor on your parotid gland?

Not much: A fine needle hurts less than giving blood. A cutting needle isn't as bad as a dental procedure. Parotid tumors can be vicious, especially if there's a delay in diagnosis. Here's hoping that your tumor is benign or caught early, and that you'll continue your proactive, brave approach. ...Read more

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How many years can a tumor that is benign turn into malignant ? Becouse I have a tumor in my parotid gland for 2 years but it never increase it sizes

Slight chance: Of the palpable lesions of parotid, about 80% are benign and 20% malignant. Rate of transformation in the latter group not well defined but if it occurs, . Bx of tumor mass difficult to obtain in terms of adequate sampling. As such most are surgically resected for dx unless palpable nodes present. Major operation is defining landmarks of the nerve at stylomastoid foramen. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to develope a cyst or a tumor on the floor of my mouth if I have a cyst or tumor on both of my parotid gland, what do this mean?

Is it possible for me to develope a cyst or a tumor on the floor of my mouth if I have a cyst or tumor on both of my parotid gland, what do this mean?

Don't worry: It's not clear what is wrong with your parotid (salivary) glands, but cancer is very rare in this area and cancer usually doesn't occur on both glands at the same time. So i'm not worried. Parotid glands can get enlarged for many non-cancer reasons. You can also develop stones in them. See a dentist or doctor if you have a lump in your mouth. ...Read more

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I'm 27 years old nd I have growth cyst or tumor in both parotid gland nd on the floor of the mouth nd i'm so afraid that it cancer please help me?

I'm 27 years old nd I have growth cyst or tumor in both parotid gland nd on the floor of the mouth nd i'm so afraid that it cancer please help me?

2B brave act brave: Your real question is, "how do I get the courage to get it seen?" it is probably not cancer at your age and with this presentation, if so it's likely curable (we cure 2 of 3 today) but you're going to need to steel yourself and make a doctor's appointment. This is where your best friend comes in handy -- tell him/her, make the phone call, and ask him/her to accompany you. Cheers. ...Read more

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Is it for sure a MRI will find it if I got tmj?christmas is coming and I need to know if it is and not tumor in parotid gland .lot of jaw clicking

Is it for sure a MRI will find it if I got tmj?christmas is coming and I need to know if it is and not tumor in parotid gland .lot of jaw clicking

CBCT vs. MRI imaging: allows a TMJ specialist to look inside your TMJ joints without performing surgery. The MRI views of soft tissues, doesn't give the specialist as detailed a picture as necessary of bone structure; and this is exactly what's needed to diagnose TMJ disease and plan the proper treatment. Hope it helps. ...Read more

Parotid Gland (Definition)

There are two such glands one in front of each ear. They are the largest saliva producing glands and produce around 75% of the ...Read more