Post # 1
So I”m really stressing out now and I’m hoping someone has heard of this. My little sister (age 12) had an abnormal growth in her mouth. So when they removed it, they did a biopsy to see what it was. The doctor today said it was a tumor on her saliva gland and they don’t know anything else.
So she is scheduled to go the a specialist next week. I wanted to see if anyone has heard of this or experienced this because it could be cancerous. As you can imagine I’m terrifed of this. Any knowledge on this is appreciated. And of course your prayers.
Post # 3
I am sorry that your sister is going through this. We all tend to worry about the worst possible outcomes, so try not to get too bent out of shape until after she sees the specialist. Not all tumors are malignant or need treatment other than excision (removal).
If it is cancer, here is some info:
Post # 4
I will keep your sister in my thoughts and prayers. I am praying that it is a benign tumor of the salivary gland.
Post # 5
It could also be a growth from a saliva gland stone. I get those a lot – and once you get them, you are predisposed to getting more of them and they can be mightly large and mighty painful. I will keep your sister in my thoughts!!!
Post # 6
@pink84: Hello. I’ve recently experienced this. I had a growth in my saliva gland. They told me it was a tumor but it wasn’t cancerous. Unfortunately, they had to surgically remove my saliva gland =( it’s been three weeks already and i’m still not fully healed yet. Hopefully your little sister won’t have to go through surgery. The surgery is called Parotidectomy. I was really nervous at first but i thank God that everything turned out good. I’ve done a lot of research and read that tumors in the saliva gland are usually not cancerous. I wish your little sister the best. Keep your head up.
Post # 7
Based on the initial report it is malignant which is what has us so worried. We are still waiting for an initial appointment at the cancer center. Thank you all for your prayers.