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- Salivary gland tumors are the growth of abnormal cells (tumors) that begin in the salivary glands. Salivary gland tumors are rare.
The salivary glands produce saliva, which aids digestion, keeps the mouth moist, and supports healthy teeth. You have three main pairs of salivary glands under and behind your jawbone: parotid, sublingual, and submandibular. Many other small salivary glands are found in your lips, cheeks, and mouth and throat. Salivary gland tumors treatment in Nizamabad
The signs and symptoms of a salivary gland tumor can include:
- A lump or swelling on or near your jaw or in your throat or mouth
- Numbness in part of your face
- Muscle weakness on one side of your face
- Persistent pain in the area of a salivary gland
- difficulties swallowing
- Difficulty opening your mouth wide
- Salivary gland tumors are rare. Its cause is not clear.
- Salivary gland tumors start when certain cells in a salivary gland develop changes (mutations) in their DNA. A cell’s DNA contains the instructions that tell a cell what to do.
- The changes cause the cells to grow and divide quickly. The abnormal cells continue to live when the healthy cells die. The cells that accumulate form a tumor.
- If more changes occur in the DNA, the abnormal cells can become cancerous. Cancer cells can invade nearby tissue and destroy it. They can also break away from the tumor and spread (metastasize) to distant areas of the body.
Factors that can increase your risk of developing salivary gland tumors include:
Older age. Although salivary gland tumors can occur at any age, they are most common in the elderly.
Radiation exposure. Radiation treatments for cancer, such as B. radiation used to treat head and neck cancer can increase the risk of salivary gland tumors. Salivary gland tumors treatment in Nizamabad
Workplace exposure to certain substances. People who work with certain substances may have an increased risk of salivary gland tumors. Activities associated with salivary gland tumors include rubber manufacturing, asbestos removal and sanitary engineering.