Salivary gland infection

Due to infection it has caused swelling, my concern is that is it a cancer(past 3 days , under med)
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Sharath Kumar K N Mandya | General Physician
Hello, most common cause for swelling of salivary gland is infection. Sialadenitis is an infection of the salivary glands. It is usually caused by a virus or bacteria. The parotid (in front of the ear) and submandibular (under the chin) glands are most commonly affected. Sialadenitis may be associated with pain, tenderness, redness, and gradual, localized swelling of the affected area. With medicines it takes atleast one week for symptoms to subside. Don't worry Please continue your medication.
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