Lacrimal Gland Tumor: Symptoms and Signs

Approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 08/2015

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People with a lacrimal gland tumor may experience the following symptoms or signs. Sometimes people with a lacrimal gland tumor do not show any of these symptoms. Or, these symptoms may be caused by a medical condition that is not a tumor.

  • Vision problems, such as blurry vision
  • Pain in or around the eye
  • A fullness of the eyelid, or a mass that can be felt on the eyelid
  • Swelling around the eye
  • Double vision

If you are concerned about one or more of the symptoms or signs on this list, please talk with your ophthalmologist. An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who specializes in eye care. Your doctor will ask how long and how often you’ve has been experiencing the symptom(s), in addition to other questions. This is to help find out the cause of the problem, called a diagnosis.

If a tumor is diagnosed, relieving symptoms remains an important part of your medical care and treatment. This may also be called symptom management, palliative care, or supportive care. Be sure to talk with your health care team about symptoms you experience, including any new symptoms or a change in symptoms.

The next section in this guide is Diagnosis and it explains what tests may be needed to learn more about the cause of the symptoms. Or, use the menu on the side of your screen to choose another section to continue reading this guide.