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Salivary Gland Tumor Support Services

Our team of head and neck providers will help you before, during and after treatment with support for side effects, financial needs and more.

Help for Nerve Damage

We do everything we can to preserve facial nerve function during surgery for salivary gland tumors. Sometimes nerve damage does occur and can cause pain, numbness and other concerns.

We have physical therapists who are experienced in helping head and neck cancer patients with these issues.

Nutrition

Treatment for salivary gland tumors can affect the way you eat. It’s still important to make sure you’re getting proper nutrition.

Our dietitians work with head and neck cancer patients every day. They can help you with eating concerns and may suggest a soft diet or liquid diet while you heal. 

Help with Opening Your Mouth

After surgery, you may have trouble moving your jaw. Our physical therapists and speech therapists will provide exercises and other methods to help you eat and communicate as you recover from surgery. We’ll also address problems with speech and swallowing.

Financial Assistance

Let us know if you need help with bills, insurance, housing or transportation. Our social workers can help you find the right resources.

Counseling

You may benefit from support and help from people who understand. Our counselors and chaplains work with cancer patients and their loved ones every day. They are here to help you when you need it.

Palliative Care

We treat more than just the tumor. Our palliative care team focuses on your mind, body and soul. We’ll help you manage uncomfortable symptoms and improve your quality of life.