Expertise and rankings

Though salivary gland cancer is rare, Mayo Clinic doctors have extensive experience diagnosing and treating this cancer.

Each year, more than 260 people with salivary gland cancer receive care at Mayo Clinic. This experience means your care team is prepared with knowledge and resources to provide you with exactly the care you need.

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center meets strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, recognizing scientific excellence and a multispecialty approach focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for cancer.

July 14, 2017
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