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What to ask your doctor about salivary gland cancer tests

Men and women discussing salivary gland cancer

Some questions you might like to ask your doctor about tests for cancer of the salivary gland

  • What tests are you going to do?
  • What are you looking for?
  • Will the tests show whether I have cancer?
  • Will the results tell you what type of treatment I need?
  • Are any of the tests painful?
  • Is there anything I need to do to prepare for any of the tests?
  • Do any of the tests have after effects?
  • Can I have these tests as an outpatient?
  • Should I bring someone with me when I have these tests?
  • How long will the results take?
  • Who will give me the test results?
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Updated: 24 June 2014