Salivary gland cancer is a rare form of cancer that begins in the salivary glands. It can occur in any of the salivary glands like mouth, neck or throat. The development of cancer interferes with the function of salivary glands which is to produce to aid digestion and keeps the mouth moist.
The cancer can start anywhere in the three pairs of salivary glands – upper and behind the jaw- parotid, sublingual and submandibular. The cancer most commonly occurs in the parotid gland, located just in front of the ear.
Although the cause of most salivary gland cancer is not known, there are certain factors that raise your risk of salivary gland cancer. The following increase your risk of developing cancer of the salivary gland .
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