Salivary gland tumors – Diagnosis and treatment

Salivary gland tumors Treatment in Pune

Salivary gland tumors are malignant growths of aberrant cells. Cancer of the salivary glands is very uncommon. The saliva produced by the salivary glands helps break down food, maintains a moist mouth, and helps keep your teeth in good condition. The parotid, sublingual, and submandibular salivary glands are the three pairs of main salivary glands beneath and below your mouth. Your lips, inside your cheeks, and all around your mouth and neck are rife with additional, microscopic salivary gland tumors.

Any of your salivary glands is a potential starting point for a tumor of the salivary glands. The vast majority are benign, however malignant forms do exist. The parotid glands are the most common site of malignant tumors originating in the salivary glands. Tumors of the salivary glands are often treated surgically. Cancers of the salivary glands may need more intensive therapy than other types of cancer. Dr.Sumit Shah is one of the best Salivary gland tumor specialists in Pune.

Symptoms of Salivary gland tumors

  • A salivary gland tumor may cause the following symptoms:
  • Any kind of growth or bump in or around the jaw, neck, or mouth
  • Loss of feeling in your face.
  • Tenderness and weakness on one side of the face
  • Irresolvable discomfort around one or more of the salivary glands
  • Swallowing problems
  • Limitations on your ability to make a full, healthy, and healthy


Cancer of the salivary glands is very uncommon. The reason why is unclear. Mutations in the DNA of salivary gland cells are the root cause of salivary gland cancers. The DNA of a cell includes the instructions for that cell’s function.

The alterations trigger fast cell growth and division. A normal cell would die, but the aberrant ones keep going. A tumor is the result of the accumulation of cells. In the presence of further alterations to the DNA, the aberrant cells may progress to cancer. Tissues close to a tumor may be invaded and destroyed by cancer cells. They may also separate from the tumor and go to other parts of the body, a process called metastasis.


If you’re experiencing chronic problems, it’s best to visit Dr.Sumit Shah at the salivary gland tumors hospital in Pune. The most typical symptom of a tumor of the salivary gland is the presence of a lump or an area of enlargement near the gland itself. The vast majority of tumors seen in the salivary glands are benign (benign). An enlarged salivary gland may be caused by many other things than cancer, such as an infection or a stone in a duct. If you are looking for good Salivary gland tumors treatment in Pune, get in touch with Dr.Sumit Shah.

About Dr. Sumit shah

Dr. Sumit Shah has treated thousands of patients suffering from Cancer. He is one of the few oncologists in Pune who perform Minimal Access (keyhole) Surgery to offer his patients a smooth & pain-free recovery from Cancer. He is a highly experienced Oncologist in Pune with 14 years of expertise in surgical oncology. He is the Founder of Prolife Cancer Centre and is the Chief Consultant, Surgical Oncologist & Laparoscopic Cancer Surgeon in Pune.

Having pursued a super specialty course at the Cancer Centre Welfare Home and Res. Institute, Kolkata, and being awarded as the Best Outgoing Cancer Surgeon from his Institute, Dr. Shah is one of the Best Surgical Oncologist in Pune, India who possesses this recognized degree in Surgical Oncology.