Parotid gland tumor

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What is parotid gland tumor?

The pair of parotid glands are a type of salivary glands. Generally a parotid gland tumor is a slow-growing non cancerous (benign) growth that gradually increases the size of the gland. However, some of these tumors can be cancerous (malignant).

Common symptoms reported by people with parotid gland tumor

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with parotid gland tumor

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Codeine Contin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Relafen)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with parotid gland tumor, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with parotid gland tumor

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
tension headache
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Codeine Contin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Relafen)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with parotid gland tumor, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has parotid gland tumor on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 3
40s 10
50s 11
60s 10
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 3
20-29 years 3
30-39 years 3
40-49 years 5
50-59 years 3
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

82% Female
18% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 23
Not Diagnosed 2

These charts show data from parotid gland tumor patients who have completed their condition history
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