Salivary gland cancer

Acinic cell carcinoma

What is acinic cell carcinoma? Acinic cell carcinoma is a type of salivary gland cancer. This tumour is most commonly found in the parotid gland; however, it can be found in any of the major or minor salivary glands that are located throughout the head and neck. A similar tumour can also be found in …
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Hyalinizing clear cell carcinoma

About this article: This article was created by doctors to help you read and understand your pathology report for hyalinizing clear cell carcinoma. If you have any questions about this article or your pathology report, please contact us. What is hyalinizing clear cell carcinoma? Hyalinizing clear cell carcinoma (HCCC) is a slow-growing type of head …
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Salivary duct carcinoma

What is salivary duct carcinoma? Salivary duct carcinoma is a type of salivary gland cancer. The most common location for salivary duct carcinoma is the parotid gland, however, any of the major or minor salivary glands can be involved. Salivary duct carcinoma is an aggressive cancer that often spreads into the tissue surrounding the salivary …
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Adenoid cystic carcinoma

What is adenoid cystic carcinoma? Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is a slow-growing but locally aggressive type of cancer most commonly found in the head and neck. Other possible locations include the skin, lungs, breasts, and prostate gland. How does adenoid cystic carcinoma spread? ACC grows slowly but spreads widely into surrounding tissues. However, unlike other …
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