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Cancer of the Salivary Glands Staging

Once cancer of the salivary glands is found, more tests will be done to find out if cancer cells have spread to other parts of the body. This is called staging. A doctor needs to know the stage of the disease to plan treatment. Salivary glands cancers are also classified by “grade,” which tells how fast the cancer cells grow, based on how the cells look under a microscope. Low-grade cancers grow more slowly than high-grade cancers.

What Are the Stages of Salivary Glands Cancer?

A doctor develops a treatment plan for salivary glands cancer based on staging A doctor  will conduct tests to determine the stage of salivary glands cancer, which is then used develop an appropriate treatment plan.

The following stages are used for cancer of the salivary gland:


Recurrent disease means that the cancer has come back (recurred) after it has been treated. It may come back in the salivary glands or in another part of the body.

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