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Surgery

There are a number of types of surgery you may have depending on your type of salivary gland cancer.

Types of surgery

Surgery is the most common treatment for salivary gland cancer. The type of operation you need depends on which salivary gland the cancer developed in and how far it has grown.

Preparing for your operation

Find out about what happens before surgery, the people you’ll meet and the exercises you need to do.

Going into hospital

Read about what you need to take in, what to expect and how to prepare to make it less stressful.

On the day

Find out what happens on the day of surgery, including about having an anaesthetic.

After your operation

Find out how you may feel after your surgery, possible problems and when you can go home.

Last reviewed: 
27 Jun 2014

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