Neck with parotid cancer, red from radiotherapy

Neck with parotid cancer, red from radiotherapy

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Credit: DR P. MARAZZI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Parotid gland cancer. View of the neck of a 42- year-old woman with cancer of the parotid salivary gland one month after radiotherapy. The tumour is at centre (round). Radiotherapy uses X-rays or other forms of radioactivity in an attempt to destroy cancer cells. The reddening of the skin is an unusual side effect to the radiotherapy and can be alleviated with corticosteroid drugs. This parotid tumour has occurred secondary to breast cancer. It is described as a metastatic cancer, cancer cells have moved from the breast to the parotid gland. The disease may spread through the bloodstream, the lymphatic system or the cerebrospinal fluid.

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Keywords: cancer, metast., parotid cancer, parotid gland, parotid tumour, radiotherapy, rash, salivary gland, skin

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