parotid gland cancer

Definition / meaning of parotid gland cancer

Cancer that forms in a parotid gland, the largest of the salivary glands, which make saliva and release it into the mouth. There are 2 parotid glands, one in front of and just below each ear. Most salivary gland tumors begin in parotid glands.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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