Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma (ACC)
Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is a rare cancer that most often develops in the salivary glands or other areas of the head and neck. It can also appear in the lungs, breast, cervix and prostate gland. Initial symptoms include a painless mass in the mouth or on the face. The tumor grows slowly, but as it gets larger, it may cause pain, numbness, swelling, difficulty swallowing and muscle weakness.
Best in Care
The AdventHealth Neuroscience Institute is a state-of-the-art facility for adults and children affected by ACC. We specialize in minimally invasive treatments that identify and remove tumors with immense accuracy. These advanced techniques pinpoint affected tissue with millimeter precision, enabling our surgeons to remove the tumor or reduce its size. Minimally invasive endoscopic approaches allow tumor removal through the nasal cavity. Recovery is quicker, because no incision is made.