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Lacrimal Gland Tumor

This section has been reviewed and approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 5/2012
Symptoms and Signs

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 similar to symptoms of other medical conditions. If you are concerned about a symptom or sign on this list, please talk with your ophthalmologist (a medical doctor who specializes in eye care).

  • 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

Your doctor will ask you questions about the symptoms you are experiencing to help find out the cause of the problem, called a diagnosis. This may include how long you've been experiencing the symptom(s) and how often.

If cancer is diagnosed, relieving symptoms and side effects remains an important part of cancer 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.

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