Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Cancer of the Parotid Outlook

What to expect with parotid carcinoma:

  • Most malignant parotid tumors grow slowly.
  • Most persons with parotid carcinoma survive longer than 5 years.
  • Factors that affect the outlook for parotid carcinoma include:
    • Tumor type
    • Lymph node spread
    • Distant spread of cancer
    • Presence of facial paralysis: Bell's palsy
    • Involvement of the skin
    • Cancer stage
    • Past parotid tumor

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Last Updated: Jun 16, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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