The increase of abnormal cells in the salivary glands leads to salivary gland cancer. Even this kind of cancer is quite abnormal and even reasons for this cancer are not specified. The salivary glands are responsible for creating saliva and it has three glands that play important role in this process and that are sublingual, submandibular, and jaw parotid, Polymorphous adenocarcinoma, etc.
Make sure to visit a doctor as soon as you feel the following symptoms:-
- Swelling or lump near on or around your salivary gland.
- Lumps somewhere on the face or neck.
- Feeling numb over the face or some part of the face.
- Inability to move parts of the face or area of the face.
Visiting the medical treatment clinic, at right time, can defend you from parotid cancer.
Types of salivary gland tumors are as follows:-
The salivary gland tumor can be classified into two major categories i.e. benign salivary gland tumor and malignant gland tumor. The major difference between both can be explained as the benign is noncancerous and the malignant is cancerous. The noncancerous tumors are oncocytoma, warthin tumor, canalicular adenoma, and basal cell adenoma, etc.
The cancerous salivary gland tumors are adenocarcinoma, acinic cell carcinoma, clear cell, and Adenoid cystic carcinoma, salivary duct carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, etc. These mix with the DNA of tissues of the salivary glands and starts controlling and commanding the abnormal cells. Also, they are responsible for the clearance of normal cells in the salivary glands.
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