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Your salivary glands make saliva - sometimes called spit - and empty it into your mouth through openings called ducts. Saliva makes your food moist, which helps you chew and swallow. It helps you digest your food. It also cleans your mouth and contains antibodies that can kill germs.

Problems with salivary glands can cause the glands to become irritated and swollen. This causes symptoms such as

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Illustration of the salivary glands
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  1. Salivary Gland Cancer (National Library of Medicine)  
    Your salivary glands make saliva - sometimes called spit - and empty it into your mouth through openings called ducts. Saliva makes ... mouth and contains antibodies that can kill germs. Salivary gland cancer is a type of head and neck ...
  2. Salivary Gland Disorders (National Library of Medicine)  
    Your salivary glands make saliva - sometimes called spit - and empty it into your mouth through openings called ducts. Saliva makes ... contains antibodies that can kill germs. Problems with salivary glands can cause the glands to become irritated and ...
  3. Biopsy - salivary gland ... You have several pairs of salivary glands in your mouth: A major pair in front of the ears (parotid glands) Two major pairs on the floor of the ...
  4. Search Español Salivary Gland Cancer Treatment (PDQ®) Last Modified: October 8, 2014 General Information About Salivary Gland Cancer Salivary gland cancer is ...
  5. What Is Salivary Gland Cancer? (American Cancer Society)  
    ... key statistics about salivary gland cancer? What is salivary gland cancer? Salivary gland cancer starts in one of ... tumors can develop in these glands. About the salivary glands Salivary glands make saliva – the lubricating fluid found ...
  6. Salivary Glands (American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery)  
    Salivary Glands Salivary Glands Patient Health Information News media interested in covering the latest from AAO-HNS/F ... staff at newsroom@entnet.org . Where Are Your Salivary Glands? The glands are found in and around your ...
  7. ... resources for salivary gland cancer What’s new in salivary gland cancer research and treatment? Medical centers throughout the ... and how to better treat it. Biology of salivary gland cancers Recent studies have found certain changes in ...
  8. Salivary Gland Cancer: Risk Factors (American Society of Clinical Oncology)  
    ... Gland Cancer: Risk Factors Request Permissions Download PDF Salivary Gland Cancer: Risk Factors This section has been reviewed ... Cancer - Symptoms and Signs › f t g e + Salivary Gland Cancer Guide Cancer.Net Guide Salivary Gland Cancer ...
  9. How Is Salivary Gland Cancer Diagnosed? (American Cancer Society)  
    ... How is salivary gland cancer staged? How is salivary gland cancer diagnosed? Salivary gland cancer is most often ...
  10. ... salivary gland cancer What happens after treatment for salivary gland cancer? For some people, treatment may remove or ...
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