Christopher Hitchens Diagnosed: Esophageal Cancer Cancels Book Tour
Original post made by Sharon, Midtown, on Jun 30, 2010
He has been a resident of Palo Alto in the summer for many years and frequently spoke at Stanford where he is a fellow at the Hoover Institute, we often saw him at the Palo Alto main library and around campus.
It is a tough diagnosis we wish him well.
In general, the prognosis of esophageal cancer is quite poor, because so many patients present with advanced disease: The overall five-year survival rate is less than 5%.