Salivary gland cancer
Salivary gland tumors can develop in many different types of glands and aren’t always malignant. See the list below for an overview of the types of glands that can develop a tumor, and the chances of it being malignant:
- Parotid gland: 20% malignant
- Submandibular gland: 50% malignant
- Sublingual gland: 70% malignant
- Small salivary glands in the mouth, nose, and throat cavities: 80% malignant
Find out more about the causes and symptoms, and the most commonly used diagnostic tests and treatment types for salivary gland tumors on this page.