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Tests

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. 

Neck ultrasound

Read about having a neck ultrasound to help diagnose salivary gland cancer.

Fine needle aspiration (FNA)

Get information about having a fine needle aspiration (FNA) for salivary gland cancer. 

Biopsy (taking a tissue sample)

Find out what happens when you have a biopsy for salivary gland cancer.

MRI scan

Get information on what an MRI scan is, how you have it and what happens afterwards.

CT scan

Find out what a CT scan for salivary gland cancer is and how you have it.

PET scan

Get information about having a PET scan for salivary gland cancer, including how to prepare and what happens.

Neck lymph node ultrasound and biopsy

Read about having a neck lymph node ultrasound and biopsy to check whether there are salivary gland cancer cells in the lymph nodes.

Last reviewed: 
16 Oct 2019

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