salivary gland

Oncocytoma (salivary gland)

What is an oncocytoma of the salivary gland? An oncocytoma is a non-cancerous tumour in the salivary glands. It is not capable of transforming into cancer over time. Most oncocytomas develop in the parotid gland, but they can be found in any of the salivary glands. Most oncocytomas are slowly growing and usually painless. Pathologists …
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Adenoid cystic carcinoma

What is adenoid cystic carcinoma? Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is a type of cancer that commonly starts in one of the major or minor salivary glands found throughout the head and neck. Other parts of the body including the skin, lungs, breasts, and prostate gland can also be involved. ACC is a slow-growing cancer that …
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Mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC)

About this article: This article was created by doctors to help you read and understand your pathology report for mucoepidermoid carcinoma. If you have any questions about this article or your pathology report, please contact us. What is mucoepidermoid carcinoma? Mucoepidermoid carcinoma is a type of salivary gland cancer. The most common location for mucoepidermoid …
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