Your browser is not supported. Please upgrade to a modern browser in order to use all the features of the UKHC web application: Firefox | Chrome | Microsoft Edge
Skip to main content
close menu
close menu

Search UK HealthCare

Questions to ask your doctor about salivary gland tumors

Your healthcare team will discuss treatment options with you. You may want to bring a family member or friend with you to your appointments. Consider asking the following questions

  • Where is my tumor located?
  • Is my tumor cancerous?
  • If it is cancer, has the cancer spread beyond where it started?
  • What’s the cancer’s stage, and what does that mean?
  • What type of treatment do you recommend and why?
  • Should I see a speech-language pathologist?
  • What are the possible side effects of my treatment?
  • If I need surgery, where will the incision be located and how much tissue will be removed?
  • Will I need radiation or chemotherapy?
  • What type of follow-up care will I need?
  • When can I go back to my normal activities?
  • Should I consider taking part in a clinical trial?