Salivary gland neoplasm
|Salivary gland cancer|
|Classification and external resources|
The major salivary glands: the Parotid gland (1), where most salivary gland tumors form, the Submandibular gland (2), and the Sublingual gland (3).
Salivary gland cancer is a cancer that forms in tissues of a salivary gland. The salivary glands can be called major and minor. The major salivary glands consist of the parotid, submandibular, and sublingual glands. The minor glands include small mucus-secreting glands located throughout the palate, nasal and oral cavity. Salivary gland cancer is rare, with 2% of head and neck tumors forming in the salivary glands, the majority in the parotid.
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