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What Is The Difference Between Salivary Gland Cancer And Oral Cancer
There are major and minor salivary glands. The major glands (parotid, submandibular, and sublimgul) are paired on each side of the jaw. There are about 300 minor glands scattered about the mouth and throat. They all produce saliva which keeps the mouth moist and helps with ...Read more
Unlikely: You can get an hpv virus from oral sex, and it can possibly cause oral cancer, in extremely rare cases hpv virus was found in salivary glands, it is thought that it may increase chances of getting salivary gland cancer but doesn't cause it directly. But the salivary gland cancer is very rare type of cancer in us. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rare cancer: Although there is no single predominant risk factor for salivary gland tumors, potential ones include radiation exposure, cigarette smoking (whartin tumor only), certain viral infections, and some environmental and industrial hazards. Salivary gland tumors are relatively rare, accounting for less than 10% of head/neck tumors. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What type of benign lesions are there for a hard painless bump on palate? What percentage is there that it's salivary gland cancer or palatial cancer?
Probably torus: 1 out of every 4 people have a hard painless midline benign boneyard growth called a torus palatinus. Any lump or growth should be evaluated asap by your dentist to rule out other causes. Unless you drink excessively, smoke, have ill-fitting dentures, or have hiv, chances of oral cancer are very rare. For peace of mind, and to rule out any other lesions, call your dentist...Now. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible for me to develope cancer in the mouth or salivary gland if no one in my family have any history of cancer at all?
Pain in left side neck. Dr said its salivary gland infection. Is this common and how can u tell it's just an infection and not a tumor or cancer.
Pain: Hi,Salivary gland swelling due to infection is painful ,usually due to blockage by stone resulting in infn(Staph).Dry mouth due to decrease saliva also cause.Pain worse w.eating.Tumor is more firm & movable,(unless malignant which will get fixed).S.gld.infn.not uncommon.Rx antibiotics.If stone:may pass on own,or massage or fine manipulation by dr.w.fine instrumt.Stmes biopsy needed.Tumor:unlikely ...Read more
There's a small bump on the roof of my mouth that gets hard/soft during the day. Is it salivary gland cancer? a lymph node? I'm a 20 y/o male.
Can sinus infection cause feeling of something stuck in throat for 3 months? No other symp besides enlarged salivary gland or node. Cancer? Clear ct
You need to see a : Specialist physician. Problem has gone on too long. Please see an otolaryngologist (ENT) for a complete history and physical. Bring your old records and any test results/images. I suspect they will inspect your throat with a special scope. Depending on prior workup, additional sinus or neck imaging may be useful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Under my jaw one of my mandibular salivary glands is firmer and not as smooth as the other. poked it a lot worried. cancer? I'm 22
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