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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.

Islet Cell Tumor - 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 Islet Cell Tumor. 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 pancreas

The pancreas is a pear-shaped gland located in the abdomen between the stomach and the spine. It is about six inches long and is made up of two major components:

Vulvar 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 Vulvar 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.

Vaginal 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 Vaginal 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 vagina

The vagina or birth canal is the opening through which menstrual fluid leaves a woman’s body and babies are born. It is connected to the cervix, which is the opening of the uterus or womb, and the vulva (folds of skin around its opening).

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