What is salivary gland cancer?

Find out about how the salivary glands work and how common cancer of the salivary gland cancer is.


Find out about possible symptoms of salivary gland cancer and when to see your doctor.


Read about different types of salivary gland cancer. 


The stage of a cancer tells you how big it is and whether it has spread.

Risks and causes

Find out about the risks and causes of salivary gland cancer.

Survival for salivary gland cancer

Survival for salivary gland cancer depends on several factors. These include the type and stage of your cancer. 

Getting diagnosed

Get tips on how to get the most out of seeing your GP, what tests you might have for salivary gland cancer and when you should see a specialist.


Treatment for salivary gland cancer depends on where the cancer is, the size, whether it has spread anywhere else and your health. 

Research and clinical trials

Find out about the latest UK research looking at salivary gland cancer as well as information about clinical trials.

Living with salivary gland cancer

Find out about how to cope with salivary gland cancer, its treatments and where to get help and support.

Last reviewed: 
15 Oct 2019
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