Beastie Boy Beats Cancer

Adam Yaunch of the Beastie Boys recovers from salivary gland cancer by eating an organic, vegan diet.


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After adopting a vegan diet post-surgery, Adam Yaunch, also known as MCA of the Beastie Boys, has announced he is now cancer-free. Yaunch was diagnosed with salivary gland cancer in 2009, and underwent surgery and radiation in August. He recently returned from India where he attended a three-day teaching given by the Dalai Lama, and “at the recommendation of the Tibetan doctors [has] been eating a vegan/organic diet” and taking herbal medicine. Fellow Beastie Boys member Mike D announced the good news on BBC radio, stating that the group was very happy and that fans should expect new music from them soon.