Salivary gland cancer

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What is salivary gland cancer?

Salivary gland cancer is a rare disease in which cancer cells form in the tissues of the salivary glands which make saliva and release it into the mouth. There are 3 pairs of major salivary glands including parotid (near the ears), sublingual (below the tongue) and submandibular (below the jaw).

Common symptoms reported by people with salivary gland cancer

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 salivary gland cancer

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

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

(Image Guided Radiation)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
salivary gland cancer (1)

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

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

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

(Image Guided Radiation)
Perceived effectiveness
for salivary gland cancer (1 evaluation)
Side effects
change in taste constipation 3 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
salivary gland cancer (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 0
40s 3
50s 3
60s 6
70+ 3
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 7
Female 9

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 4
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from salivary gland cancer patients who have completed their condition history
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