May 04, 2012

Beastie Boys Adam Yauch Dies of Parotid Cancer

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Fauquier ENT

Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids.


Anonymous said...

Possibly carcinoma ex-pleomorphic adenoma.

John Shannon, MD said...

If you find out what type carcinoma, please post.

Anonymous said...

No it was a high grade Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma. I remember reading an article where a family friend leaked the information about his tumor and it's aggression. Yauch left the tumor in his gland for quite a while too before having it checked out.

Anonymous said...

My son passed away seven months ago from high-grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma. He was 24-years-old. I have always wondered if Adam Yauch had the same kind of cancer. My son's cancer started in the submandibular gland and eventually spread to the right lung. MEC is a very aggressive cancer.

Anonymous said...

He was originally diagnosed with a pleomorphic adenoma. Then it returned after resection as a carcinoma. He dies from complications and infections related to the aggressive treatment. I am dealing with a pleomorphic adenoma returning after resection myself, and hopeful it is not malignant this time around. Sweet Adam. I think it could have a gone a different way for him.

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