Hitchens: ‘Not Many People Come Through Esophageal Cancer and Live to Talk About It’

“I’m not resigned, but I’m realistic too. The statistics in my case are very poor. Not many people come through esophageal cancer and live to talk about it, or not for long. And the other wager is, the part of the wager, it’s a certainty you’ll have a terrible time and you may wish you were dying because it’s an awful process. That you can’t escape, you’re going to get that no matter what.  Then the torture may or may not be worth it or it will be torture by execution.”

   —Christopher Hitchens talks about his cancer diagnosis with Anderson Cooper (via The Business Insider)