Hey Bloggers, I’m a 19 year old female who was recently diagnosed with parotid gland cancer. You’re probably wondering what type of cancer this even is since it is so rare. Although, if you’re a Beastie Boys fan, this might ring a bell. Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys died just last year after his three year battle against parotid gland cancer. Only 2-3 people out of every 100,000 are diagnosed each year. Being only 19 years old this was shocking news for me. I made this blog because I know how hard it is to go through something like this. I want to tell you all my story, and I hope to connect with other cancer patients. I plan to battle this cancer with all that I have and someday (hopefully in the near future) be able to say that I AM a cancer survivor.
This is a picture of me just before I started noticing symptoms of my parotid gland cancer.