Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Crap: Christopher Hitchens Has Cancer

One of the most brilliant political minds on the planet has esophageal cancer.  Christopher Hitchens, a genius in wit and foreign policy, had been cancelling engagements for unknown reasons.  The reason, unfortunately, could not have been worse.  This sucks.

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Editor said...

This blows so bad.

jdcroft2001 said...

The truth is this is an devastating diagnosis. Cure rates are unheard of and mortality over 5 years is quite high. Symptoms tend to be very difficult to manage. After surgery, the esophagus is gone. There is a high rate of nausea/vomitting. Feeding tubes are common. I wish him Gods Speed, but would recommend he consider Palliative Care Medicine as symptoms will be nearly unbearable.