Can salivary gland cancer be prevented?
Because we don’t know the exact cause of most salivary gland cancers, there is no sure way to prevent all of them. It is always a good idea to eat a healthy diet, not use tobacco, and limit alcohol intake, but it is not clear if this will reduce the risk of salivary gland cancer. It does help reduce the risk of other, more common, cancers.
People who work with radioactive substances, silica dust, and nickel alloy dust should take measures to protect themselves when using these materials.
Last Medical Review: 09/28/2012
Last Revised: 09/28/2012