I have just been diagnosed with Polyamorous Adenocarcinoma. Has anyone else had surgery for this? How long is recovery time and healing?
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Hello @sugardog and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I found some information that you may find helpful in terms of what you may expect from surgery.
– Salivary gland tumors: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/salivary-gland-cancer/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20354155
How long ago were you diagnosed and when is your surgery scheduled for?
@sugardog, I moved your message to the Head & Neck Cancer group where you can connect with others who have had surgery of the salivary glands like @nursemaven @thelisamarie @kkelly1023 @dakotapat @garethseltzer @clevyjam and others.
As you probably know, there are different types of salivary gland cancers. Polymorphous adenocarcinoma tumors tend to start in the minor salivary glands. They usually (but not always) grow slowly and are mostly curable.
Do you know if your tumor is low-grade or high-grade? Or its size?
My tumor is low grade. Do not know the size. Dr says it is cure able if he get clean clear margins.
When are you scheduled for surgery, @sugardog?