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    Living With Cancer: Treating salivary gland cancer

a medical illustration of salivary glandsTreating salivary gland cancer 
If you're diagnosed with salivary gland cancer, your health care provider will determine the extent, or stage, of your cancer. Treatment depends on the type, size and stage of the tumor, as well as your overall health and preferences. Salivary gland tumor treatment usually involves surgery, with or without radiation therapy. Learn more about the treatment options for salivary gland cancer.

Soy and breast cancer risk 
It once was thought that soy foods increase the risk of breast cancer. However, studies show that a lifelong diet rich in soy foods reduces the risk of breast cancer in women. In addition, soy contains protein, isoflavones and fiber — all of which provide health benefits. Learn more from Katherine Zeratsky, a Mayo Clinic registered dietitian nutritionist.

Infographic: Breast reconstruction options 
Approximately 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, and 35 percent of them will have a mastectomy. Many mastectomy patients experience poor body image, lowered sexual well-being and emotional distress. Breast reconstruction helps many women by significantly improving body image, self-esteem, and feelings of attractiveness and satisfaction. Learn more about breast reconstruction and whether it might be right for you.