You might have one or more tests to help diagnose salivary gland cancer. Some of these tests help doctors find out how big the cancer is and whether it has spread.
You usually have them as an outpatient.
Read about having a neck ultrasound to help diagnose salivary gland cancer.
Get information about having a fine needle aspiration (FNA) for salivary gland cancer.
Find out what happens when you have a biopsy for salivary gland cancer.
Get information on what an MRI scan is, how you have it and what happens afterwards.
Find out what a CT scan for salivary gland cancer is and how you have it.
Get information about having a PET scan for salivary gland cancer, including how to prepare and what happens.
Read about having a neck lymph node ultrasound and biopsy to check whether there are salivary gland cancer cells in the lymph nodes.