Expert Parotid Gland Surgeon Babak Larian, MD, FACS Comments on New Research that Links Skin Cancer to Salivary Gland Cancer
Dr. Babak Larian, Director of the CENTER for Advanced Parotid Surgery in Beverly Hills, responds to a new study that shows skin cancer survivors may have an increased risk of developing other cancers.
Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) April 08, 2014
In response to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Melbourne in Australia, Dr. Babak Larian of the CENTER for Advanced Parotid Surgery in Beverly Hills recently discussed how skin cancer may be linked to salivary gland cancer. The study, which was published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Bio-markers & Prevention in March 2014, found that individuals who had nonmelanoma skin cancer were more likely to develop melanoma and 29 other forms of cancer than those who did not have nonmelanoma skin cancer. As reported on Daily Digest News on March 26, 2014, one of the types of cancer most likely to develop was salivary gland cancer.
“Exposure to radiation is the most well-known cause of salivary gland cancer,” Dr. Larian explained. “This includes environmental exposure, as well as radiation therapy for other types of head and neck cancer.”
A parotid tumor will not always be cancerous. About 80% of salivary gland tumors are located in the parotid glands, but only about 20% are cancerous. However, any mass needs to be examined as soon as possible by an expert. Even if the tumor is benign, it may continue to grow and damage surrounding tissue, as well as the facial nerve.
“A fine needle biopsy will help determine whether or not a tumor is cancerous,” Dr. Larian said. “A hollow needle removes fluids and cells from the tumor tissue, which is then examined for abnormal cells, disease, or infection.”
If surgery is required to remove a salivary gland tumor, Dr. Larian has pioneered a revolutionary technique that minimizes scarring, pain, and recovery time. Minimally invasive parotidectomy uses a small incision to swiftly remove a tumor from the parotid gland, while monitoring and preserving the integrity of the facial nerve.
“Even though nonmelanoma skin cancer is a common and treatable condition, it’s important that individuals stay vigilant about other possible consequences of the disease,” Dr. Larian said.
World-renowned parotid gland surgeon, Babak Larian, MD, FACS, is a graduate of the highly regarded U.C. Irvine School of Medicine and has completed a six-year residency program in Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery at UCLA. As the Director of the Center for Advanced Parotid Surgery in Los Angeles, Dr. Larian and his team of experts are responsible for the performance of cutting-edge minimally invasive salivary gland surgeries. Dr. Larian aims to provide his patients with the best possible care and surgical outcomes 100% of the time.
For more information about Dr. Larian and the Center for Advanced Parotid Surgery, please contact his office today by calling (310) 997-2409, or visit the expert parotid surgeon on the web.
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