Hello, I’m Hakan Cıncık, MD. I am an ear, nose, throat, head and neck surgery specialist.

In our practice, one of the diseases we frequently encounter is salivary gland masses. Salivary glands are made up of three large salivary glands and thousands of small salivary glands around our face, cheeks, under our chin, and the mini salivary glands that line our entire mouth. The three major salivary glands are usually found in pairs. Salivary gland masses are generally benign. But the smaller the salivary gland, the more likely it is for the mass to be malignant. The salivary glands in our cheeks are called the parotid salivary glands. 80% of the tumors in this area are benign. So, it has a benign character. Malignancy is lower. While tumors in the submandibular gland it is a 60% to %40 ratio so, there is a 60% possibility it is benign, and 40% it is malignant. Masses in the sublingual salivary gland have a 60-70% chance of being cancer and a 30-40% chance of being benign. There are minor salivary glands of a few millimeters on our palate, all over our throat, on our tongue and on the floor of our mouth. Most of the minor salivary gland masses, 80% are malignant, but 20% are benign. Salivary gland cancers are masses that occur in our throat, cheeks, mouth, and under our chin.

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