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I going to ent nov7 I had just swelling on my parotid gland for 5 weeks doc didn't feel no Tumor he said more inflamed . My chances good of no cancer?

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Dr. Brian Affleck
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Parotid

Parotid cancers are not that common, but when they do, they invariably present as a distinct mass or tumor. Non-distinct swelling of the glands is typically infection or inflammation.
Could also be vascular or lymphatic. I think your chances are pretty low for cancer based on what you have described. Wishing you the best with your ENT visit!

In brief: Parotid

Parotid cancers are not that common, but when they do, they invariably present as a distinct mass or tumor. Non-distinct swelling of the glands is typically infection or inflammation.
Could also be vascular or lymphatic. I think your chances are pretty low for cancer based on what you have described. Wishing you the best with your ENT visit!
Dr. Brian Affleck
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