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 noncancerous (benign) growth that gradually increases the size of the gland. However, some of these tumors can be cancerous (malignant).

What is it like to have Parotid Gland Tumor?

Common symptoms How bad it is What people are taking for it
Clonazepam, Lorazepam
Ice or Cold Packs, Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen
Quetiapine, Trazodone
Group Therapy, Therapy, Fluoxetine

What do patients take to treat Parotid Gland Tumor and its symptoms?

Treatments reported by members Perceived effectiveness Overall rating of side effects # of Evaluations

(Stomach tumor removal/resection)


(Intensity-modulated radiation therapy, CyberKnife Radiation Therapy, Naso-pharyngeal Radiation Therapy, Brachytherapy (internal seed implants))


These charts show data from Parotid Gland Tumor patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Parotid Gland Tumor on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 20 patients have this condition
  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 9 say Parotid Gland Tumor is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 1
40s 5
50s 9
60s 0
70+ 0


Distribution of females vs. males

73% Females
27% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 4
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 14
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from Parotid Gland Tumor patients who have completed their condition history
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