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What is parotid gland cancer?
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Cancer of parotid.
This is a cancer of your parotid gland, the gland that secretes saliva to help break down foods.
This can involve the facial nerve, and surgical treatment may result in partial loss of facial nerve function.

In brief: Cancer of parotid.
This is a cancer of your parotid gland, the gland that secretes saliva to help break down foods.
This can involve the facial nerve, and surgical treatment may result in partial loss of facial nerve function.
Dr. Joseph Woods
Dr. Joseph Woods
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Parotid cancer
Parotid gland is the biggest salivary gland that is located just next to the ear-see picture.
It is a rare type of cancer. Presented usually with a painless mass or swelling of the parotid. If localized, surgical resection is the treatment and radiation therapy is reserved for medically inoperable or unresectable case. Systemic therapy is used as palliative therapy in metastatic disease.

In brief: Parotid cancer
Parotid gland is the biggest salivary gland that is located just next to the ear-see picture.
It is a rare type of cancer. Presented usually with a painless mass or swelling of the parotid. If localized, surgical resection is the treatment and radiation therapy is reserved for medically inoperable or unresectable case. Systemic therapy is used as palliative therapy in metastatic disease.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: Parotid Cancer
Most parotid tumors are benign but about 25-30% are cancerous.
Treatment almost always includes surgery with or without a neck dissection. Some patients may require radiation therapy as well. The type of cancer will determine the appropriate treatment. See and otolaryngologist with experience treating parotid tumors.

In brief: Parotid Cancer
Most parotid tumors are benign but about 25-30% are cancerous.
Treatment almost always includes surgery with or without a neck dissection. Some patients may require radiation therapy as well. The type of cancer will determine the appropriate treatment. See and otolaryngologist with experience treating parotid tumors.
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
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Dr. Barry Kahn
Pathology
In brief: Parotid gland
There are many different types of parotid gland cancer, some of which are more aggressive than others.
The type of cancer often dictates prognosis and the chance of a recurrence either locally or elsewhere in the body.

In brief: Parotid gland
There are many different types of parotid gland cancer, some of which are more aggressive than others.
The type of cancer often dictates prognosis and the chance of a recurrence either locally or elsewhere in the body.
Dr. Barry Kahn
Dr. Barry Kahn
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