Our Approach To Salivary Gland Cancer

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What Sets Us Apart

Salivary gland cancer develops in the salivary glands, which are located in and around the mouth. They produce saliva, which helps break down and lubricate food in the mouth, so it can be swallowed and digested.

NYU Langone physicians are experienced in using highly technical procedures to remove salivary gland cancer. Our otolaryngologists—ear, nose, and throat specialists who are experts in head and neck surgery—and surgeons at the Head and Neck Center, which is part of the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, often can preserve or reconstruct important nerves in the head and neck. These nerves help control facial expressions, move the tongue, and enable you to taste food.

Perlmutter Cancer Center at Dusk

At NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center, we personalize the care of every patient.More About Perlmutter Cancer Center

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Our teams of physicians and scientists work together across multiple disciplines to bring our patients the most innovative clinical trials.Find a Clinical Trial

Our radiation oncologists and medical oncologists may play an important role in your care, and our doctors can talk with about whether you are a candidate for a clinical trial.

Throughout treatment, therapists at NYU Langone are available to address any speech and swallowing problems that arise. Physicians at Rusk Rehabilitation can also manage treatment-related side effects. Additionally, NYU Langone specialists offer counseling and integrative health services.

Treatment at NYU Langone

Our doctors perform surgery to remove salivary gland cancer. Afterward, they may prescribe radiation therapy, which is sometimes combined with chemotherapy. Chemotherapy alone may be prescribed to help relieve symptoms of salivary gland cancer that has spread throughout the body.

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