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.