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Oscilloscope President and Beastie Boy Adam Yauch Diagnosed With Cancer

20 Jul, 2009 By: Billy Gil

Adam “MCA” Yauch, of the band the Beastie Boys and president of DVD distributor Oscilloscope Laboratories, has announced he has a “very treatable” cancerous tumor in his salivary gland and a nearby lymph node, according to The Associated Press.

Yauch made the announcement on the Web site for his band, which announced it is canceling tour dates and postponing the release of its upcoming album, Hot Sauce Committee Part 1.

“About two months ago I started feeling a little lump in my throat,” Yauch said. “I started to think I should talk to my doctor ... and he sent me to a specialist, and they did tests, and I actually have a form of cancer.

“The good news is that they did scans of my whole body and it’s only localized this one place, and it’s not in a place that affects my voice, so that’s nice. This is something that’s very treatable in most cases, they’re able to completely get rid of it, and people don’t have continuing problems with it. And it’s not anywhere else in my body.”

Yauch, 43, said he is likely to undergo surgery next week and follow up with radiation therapy.

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