May 03, 2003 - 5:08 am
I was diagnosed in 1998 with acinic cell carcinoma in my left parotid gland. I have heard that this is very rare, especially in children. I was 15 at the time, and judging from the size of it, it could have gotten there as early as when I was 11-12, maybe even 10. I was wondering if anyone else knew anything about this or has had it as a child. On a more positive note, I hit the 5 year mark at the end of this month, with the only long term effects being slight numbness and soreness of the gland as well as Frye's Syndrome, a condition that causes me to sweat on my left cheek whenever I salivate heavily.