Other Names for this Disease
- Malignant myoepithelioma
- Myoepithelioma carcinoma
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malignant tumor that usually occurs in the salivary glands but can also occur in skin and soft tissues. The name of this cancer comes from the appearance of the tumor cells under the microscope. Approximately 66% of these tumors occur in the parotid gland. The average age of patients is reported to be 55 years.Myoepithelial carcinoma is a rare
Last updated: 8/18/2009
- Salivary Gland Cancer Treatment: Myoepithelial carcinoma. National Cancer Institute Web site. November 19, 2010; http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/salivarygland/HealthProfessional/311.cdr#Section_311. Accessed 11/26/2010.
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