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Beastie Adam Yauch Finally Cancer-Free

Good news: We suppose he must have checked his head, because Adam Yauch, MCA from legendary rap group the Beastie Boys, has been told he’s cancer-free. Eighteen months ago Yauch was diagnosed with a tumor in his parotid gland, the largest of the salivary glands. Parotid cancer causes difficulty eating and pain while salivating (which is pretty much all the time). The clear bill of health hopefully means that the band’s next album, Hot Sauce Committee, Part 1 — delayed due to Yauch’s treatments — will be back on track soon. [Toronto Sun]

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