salivary gland cancer

salivary gland cancer

a malignant neoplastic disease of a salivary gland, occurring most frequently in a parotid gland. About 75% of tumors that develop in the salivary glands are benign, characteristically slow-growing painless mobile masses that are cystic or rubbery in consistency. In contrast, malignant tumors are rapid-growing, hard, lumpy, fixed, and frequently tender. Pain, trismus, and facial palsy may occur. Diagnostic measures include radiographic studies, with sialographic studies and mandibular and chest films to detect metastases, and cytological studies of saliva from Stensen's duct. Direct biopsies are not recommended. The most common malignant neoplasms are mucoepidermoid, adenoid cystic, solid, and squamous cell carcinomas. Treatment usually consists of surgical removal of the lobe containing a benign tumor and total parotidectomy with a radical neck dissection if the lesion is advanced. Radiotherapy is administered for residual, recurrent, or inoperable cancers, and chemotherapy may be palliative.
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Last June, Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn died at age 54 after a long battle with salivary gland cancer, which he attributed to his longtime use of chewing tobacco.
Mental health nurse Linzi McHarrie, 31, bounced back from an op for salivary gland cancer, which involved part of her tongue and neck tissue being removed.
Without saying who exactly had made the accusation, Guardiola denied that he had missed a chance to visit Vilanova while he was treated in New York for salivary gland cancer.
In 2002 he was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, and then with recurring salivary gland cancer.
Waterford-based policeman James Fenton, Betfair's regional manager Graham Ross and Equidia presenter Sally Ann Grassick join her and Bunyan on the Irish team, while 30-year-old Andrew Croskery returned to work in January 2012 after two years of suffering from salivary gland cancer.
HEAVY mobile phone use could increase the risk of salivary gland cancer, a study has warned.
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As former Major League Baseball players, Jones and Duff were among many who felt the impact of losing baseball great Tony Gwynn in June 2014 to salivary gland cancer.
The most common salivary gland cancer was mucoepidermoid parotid gland carcinoma.
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