What Is salivary gland Cancer ?
Salivary gland tumors are growths of abnormal cells (tumors) that begin in the salivary glands. Salivary gland tumors are rare.
Salivary glands make saliva, which aids in digestion, keeps your mouth moist and supports healthy teeth. You have three pairs of major salivary glands under and behind your jaw — parotid, sublingual and submandibular. Many other tiny salivary glands are in your lips, inside your cheeks, and throughout your mouth and throat.
Salivary gland tumors can begin in any of your salivary glands. Most are noncancerous (benign), but sometimes they can be cancerous. Most salivary gland tumors occur in the parotid glands.
Treatment for salivary gland tumors is usually with surgery to remove the tumor. People with Salivary Gland Cancers may need additional treatments.
- Difficulties in opening their mouth completely
- Weak facial muscles on one side of the face
- A swelling or lump around the jaw, mouth, or neck area
- A noticeable difference in the shape of one side of the neck or face
- A numb feeling in part of the face
- Constant pain in the salivary gland
If you’ve been diagnosed with Salivary gland Cancer, Dr.Ashish Pokharkar provides the best Salivary gland Cancer treatment in Pimpri Chinchwad (pcmc)
Dr. Ashish Pokharkar - Salivary gland Cancer Specialist in Pimpri Chinchwad (PCMC)
Dr. Ashish B Pokharkar is a salivary gland cancer specialist and cancer surgeon in Pimpri Chinchwad (PCMC). He has been trained in general surgery from BJ medical college and Sassoon Hospital, Pune. After completing graduation, he completed his super specialization in cancer surgery and received MCh degree from the eminent and prestigious Tata memorial hospital, Mumbai. After passing MCh he was selected for a fellowship in minimally invasive and robotic Oncosurgery from Tata Memorial Hospital.
He is one of few surgeons who do minimally invasive complex laparoscopic & robotic surgeries. He is known for his empathic attitude towards cancer patients. He strongly believes in ethical and evidence-based medicine which is a core part of his practice.
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