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Astrocytoma - Childhood - Overview

ON THIS PAGE: You will find some basic information about this disease and the parts of the body it may affect. This is the first page of Cancer.Net’s Guide to Childhood Astrocytoma. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen. Think of that menu as a roadmap to this full guide.

The brain and spinal column make up the central nervous system (CNS), where all vital functions of the body, including thought, speech, and strength, are controlled.

Kidney Cancer - Overview

ON THIS PAGE: You will find some basic information about this disease and the parts of the body it may affect. This is the first page of Cancer.Net’s Guide to Kidney Cancer. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen. Think of that menu as a roadmap to this full guide.

Unknown Primary - Overview

ON THIS PAGE: You will find some basic information about this disease and the parts of the body it may affect. This is the first page of Cancer.Net’s Guide to Cancer of Unknown Primary. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen. Think of that menu as a roadmap to this full guide.

Amyloidosis - Overview

ON THIS PAGE: You will find some basic information about this disease, which is not cancer, and the parts of the body it may affect. This is the first page of Cancer.Net’s Guide to Amyloidosis. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen. Think of that menu as a roadmap to this full guide.

Testicular Cancer - Overview

ON THIS PAGE: You will find some basic information about this disease and the parts of the body it may affect. This is the first page of Cancer.Net’s Guide to Testicular Cancer. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen. Think of that menu as a roadmap to this full guide.

Thyroid Cancer - Overview

ON THIS PAGE: You will find some basic information about this disease and the parts of the body it may affect. This is the first page of Cancer.Net’s Guide to Thyroid Cancer. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen. Think of that menu as a roadmap to this full guide.

Salivary Gland Cancer - Overview

ON THIS PAGE: You will find some basic information about this disease and the parts of the body it may affect. This is the first page of Cancer.Net’s Guide to Salivary Gland Cancer. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen. Think of that menu as a roadmap to this full guide.  

About the salivary glands

The salivary glands are tissues that produce saliva. Saliva is the fluid that is released into the mouth to keep it moist and contains enzymes that begin breaking down food. Saliva also helps prevent infections of the mouth and throat.

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