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Beastie Boys Bandmember Loses His Battle With Salivary Gland Cancer

By May 29, 2012

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Salivary Gland Cancer: Adam Yauch, Beastie Boys bandmember, dies of the disease, but what is it?

A member of the iconic Beastie Boys, has passed away after battling cancer of the salivary gland, according to news reports. Yauch, 47, was treated for the cancer in 2009, and in 2011, there were false reports that he had beaten it. But he actually was never cured of the cancer, and he continued to battle the disease.

While Salivary Gland cancer is very rare, it is one of the many types of oral cancers that are hard to treat unless caught early. Visiting your dentist regularly and having them check for any suspicious areas in the mouth is essential to catching and treating oral cancers.

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May 29, 2012 at 5:26 pm
(1) Marielaina Perrone DDS@Henderson Dentist says:

R.I.P. Adam. Terrible loss at such a young age. In my office we use a product called a velscope to detect oral cancer. We have found approximately a dozen cases that obviously patients have appreciated.
Marielaina Perrone DDS@Henderson Dentist

May 30, 2012 at 8:45 pm
(2) Marielaina Perrone DDS@Henderson Dentist says:

Tragic loss at such a young age. Rest in Peace Adam. Condolences go out to family.

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