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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

Overview

The mainstay of treatment for acinic cell carcinoma is surgery however adjunctive radiation or chemotherapy may be helpful.

Treatment

Patients with acinic cell carcinoma have many treatment options. The selection depends on the stage of the tumor. The options are surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or a combination of these methods.

  • Surgery: Surgery is usually the main form of treatment for resectable salivary gland cancers.
  • Radiation therapy: High-energy x-rays and other types of radiations are used to kill cancer cells from keep growing.
  • Chemotherapy: The treatment is to use drugs to stop the growth of cancer cells either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing.

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