According to reports, Yauch was diagnosed with a cancerous growth in his left parotid (salivary) gland and an adjacent lymph node. The location of the tumor indicates that it will not affect Yauch"s vocal chords. He is reportedly hopeful that he has beaten cancer after undergoing successful surgery and visiting Tibetan doctors in Dharamsala (India).
He has been reportedly taking medicine recommended by these practitioners of Tibetan medicine and eating a vegan/organic diet, which he said was helping. He reportedly feels that Dharamsala experience has been very good for him, helping him to feel healthy, strong and hopeful.
Dharamsala, surrounded by dense coniferous forest is a small town in Himachal Pradesh state of India, where Dalai Lama lives and it also houses headquarters of Government of Tibet in Exile.