(Closed) Saliva Gland

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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:

http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/kb/content/nci/ncicdr0000258034.html#ncicdr0000258034-general-information-about-salivary-gland-cancer

 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@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.

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