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Homeopathy for Salivary Gland Cancer

Salivary gland cancer is an uncommon type of cancer that starts in the tissue of one of the salivary glands. There are a number of salvary glands inside the mouth. The exact cause of the cancer is unknown. Several risk factors can increase the risk of developing the cancer.

Salivary gland cancer is an uncommon type of cancer that starts in the tissue of one of the salivary glands. There are a number of salivary glands inside the mouth.

Causes of salivary gland cancer

Salivary gland cancer is a rare cancer. Exact cause of salivary gland cancer is unknown but several risk factors can increase the risk of developing salivary gland cancer:

  • Increasing age
  • Exposure to radiation
  • Tobacco smoking
  • Previous skin cancer
  • Family history of cancer
  • Human Papilloma virus

Clinical presentation of salivary gland cancer

Symptoms are nonspecific and generally include halitosis, Dysphagia, exophthalmos, or a unilateral, firm, painless, swelling of the upper neck (mandibular, and sublingual, base of the ear (parotid), upper lip or maxilla (zygomatic), or mucous membrane of lip or tongue (accessory salivary tissue). Major differential diagnoses are mucoceles, abscesses, salivary gland infraction, sialadenitis, lymphoma, or reactive, or reactive or metastatic lymphadenopathy.

Diagnostic techniques and workup

Fine needle aspiration cytology of masses in these locations should help differentiate noncancerous disease from  cancer. Regional radiographs will usually be normal but may reveal periosteal reaction on adjacent bones or displacement of surrounding structure. CT imaging may be helpful in determining extent of disease and infilteration into surrounding structures. Needle core or wedge biopsies will usually be necessary to make a definitive diagnosis.

Differential diagnosis

  • Infectious parotitis
  • Sialoadenitis
  • Autoimmune parotitis
  • Metastasis
  • Lymphoma
  • Benign neoplasms
  • Malignant neoplasms

Homeopathic treatment for symptoms of salivary gland cancer

Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat symptoms of salivary gland cancer but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat symptoms of salivary gland cancer that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints.  For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are following remedies which are helpful in the treatment for symptoms of salivary gland cancer:

Baryta Carb, Baryta Mur, Calcaria Carb, Aurum T, Kali Carb, Lycopodium, Mercurius, Rhus Tox, Silicea, Staphisagria, Sulphur, Alumina, Apis Mel, Merc Cor, and many other medicines.

About the author

Dr. Manisha Bhatia

M.D. (Hom), CICH (Greece)
Dr. (Mrs) Manisha Bhatia is a leading homeopathy doctor working in Jaipur, India. She has studied with Prof. George Vithoulkas at the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy. She is the Director of Asha Homeopathy Medical Center, Jaipur's leading clinic for homeopathy treatment and has been practicing since 2004.

She writes for Hpathy.com about homeopathic medicines and their therapeutic indications and homeopathy treatment in various diseases. She is also Associate Professor, HoD and PG Guide at S.K. Homeopathy Medical College. To consult her online, - visit Dr. Bhatia's website.


  • Hi doctor,
    I have poorly differentiated carcinoma cells seen.is there anyway that i can contact you guys.i have all ct scan and pet ct scan done.please let me know how can i get hold of any of your doctor?

  • Hello,
    I need help
    I am suffering from pleomorphic adenoma of left
    Perotid gland . It’s a benign tumor please suggest cure
    I shall be very thankful

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