NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,048 terms related to cancer and medicine.
- parotid gland cancer
- listen (puh-RAH-tid gland KAN-ser)
- 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.