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Salivary Gland Cancer - Subtypes

ON THIS PAGE: You will find a list of the most common subtypes of salivary gland tumors. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen.

There are many types of salivary gland tumors. Doctors classify the subtype of salivary gland tumor by looking at tumor cells under a microscope, called a histologic evaluation. Your doctor can provide more information regarding your specific diagnosis.

Benign tumor subtypes

  • Pleomorphic adenoma (benign mixed tumor)

  • Papillary cystadenoma-lymphomatosum (Warthin’s tumor)

Unknown Primary - Subtypes

ON THIS PAGE: You will find descriptions of the most common types of CUP tumors. To see other pages, use the menu.

Most people with CUP have 1 of these 4 types of tumors:

  • Adenocarcinoma. Nearly 60% of people with CUP have adenocarcinoma. Adenocarcinoma can develop in the glandular tissue of most internal organs, including the lungs, stomach, pancreas, colon, ovary, and breast. Because of this, it is extremely difficult for a pathologist to tell where an adenocarcinoma began when it is found at a metastatic site.

Leukemia - Acute Myeloid - AML - Subtypes

ON THIS PAGE: You will learn about how doctors describe AML. This is called the subtype. To see other pages, use the menu.

There are different ways to classify the subtypes of AML. Although all subtypes cause decreases in normal blood cell levels, different types of AML are associated with specific symptoms and problems. In addition, each subtype can behave differently after treatment.  

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