Cancer types

Cancer of the salivary glands

The salivary glands produce saliva (spit). Saliva keeps the mouth and throat moist, prevents against infection in the mouth and throat, and makes it easier to swallow and digest food.

The links on this page will help you to find out more about cancer of the salivary glands and how it may be treated. 

You will find further information about support available to anyone affected in the general head and neck cancer support section. 

If you have been affected by cancer in some way and would like to talk to someone about what you have read or need help finding information - you are welcome to drop into any Maggie’s Centre or to visit Maggie’s Online Centre and talk with a cancer support specialist.