Squamous cell carcinoma of the parotid gland

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What is squamous cell carcinoma of the parotid gland?

Squamous cell carcinoma of the parotid gland is a rare type of cancer that affects the squamous cells in the parotid gland, a salivary gland. It is more common in males and may develop after radiation therapy for other cancers.

Common symptoms reported by people with squamous cell carcinoma of the parotid gland

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 squamous cell carcinoma of the parotid gland

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

(Cannabidiol oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Erbitux)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Intensity-Modulated Radiation)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1

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

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

(Cannabidiol oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Erbitux)
Perceived effectiveness
for squamous cell carcinoma of the parotid gland (1 evaluation)
Side effects
alternating constipation and diarrhea rashes (redness, swelling)
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for squamous cell carcinoma of the parotid gland (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Hospitalization limited range of motion
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Intensity-Modulated Radiation)
Perceived effectiveness
for squamous cell carcinoma of the parotid gland (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dry mouth loss of sense of taste 2 more
Total evaluations
1
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 0
40s 0
50s 1
60s 0
70+ 1
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 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 2
Female 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from squamous cell carcinoma of parotid gland patients who have completed their condition history
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