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Salivary Gland Cancer .

By: Genesis, Araceli, Brayam, George . Period 5 ..

Genesis Velasco

on 1 February 2013

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Transcript of Salivary Gland Cancer .

SALIVARY GLAND CANCER How is it detected/diagnosed? when a patient goes to the doctor,
or when they start experiencing the symptoms. What are some of the risk factors associated with contracting this cancer? Radiation to the head or neck.
Exposures to radioactive substances.
Exposure to materials in leather. They increase the risk of salivary gland cancer and can cause gland cancer in the nose and sinuses. Most common signs/symptoms Rate of Survival. numbness on your face. A lump on your face, neck, or mouth. It really depends on what stage your on.
Stage 1- 91%
Stage 2-75%
Stage 3-65%
Stage 4-39% Types of treatments? STAGE1: surgery to remove the cancer in the salivary gland.
STAGE 2: surgery but more area is treated, and radiations therapy.
STAGE 3: more extensive surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy.
STAGE 4: the cure isn’t really possible because the cancer spread to a large area of the salivary gland. Chemotherapy can slow down the mutation. Side effects and treatments, Some side effects are pain, nausea, vomiting.
Radiation Therapy Side effects: ‘Sunburn’
Sore mouth and throat- strong pain killers ,morphine, Gelclair recommended by dentist.
Dry mouth- seeing a dentist is a treatment
Taste changes- may go away or can be permanent
Hearing loss- COSTAR trial is a different therapy that reduces hearing loss.
Problems with your teeth- Fluorine treatment. Tell your dentist you’ve have radiotherapy. Images . 1% out of 100,000 people
get it every year. . There hasn’t been a professional with this case but there is other people who have it or had it FIN... Salivary gland cancer is a cancer that forms in tissues of a salivary gland. Salivary cancer is rare. -It affects parotid, submandibular, and sublingual glands. The minor glands include small mucus-secreting glands located throughout the palate nasal and oral cavity.
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