Cancer that starts in the salivary gland is rare. It can happen in people of any age, but is more common in people over 50.
This information should be read with our information about head and neck cancers, which has further details about the tests and treatments mentioned below. If you have more questions, you can ask your doctor or nurse at the hospital where you are having your treatment. If you’d like to order booklets or have any questions, contact our cancer support specialists free on 0808 808 00 00, Monday–Friday, 9am–8pm.