Christopher Hitchens discusses advanced cancer: 'I'm dying'



Prolific author and journalist Christopher Hitchens sat down to chat about life, death and religion with The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg.

"How am I? I'm dying," Hitchens replies to Goldberg's opening question. "Everybody is, but ... the process has accelerated on me. So I'm looking for ways to try to die more like you."

The Vanity Fair regular and Atlantic Monthly contributor, who is undergoing treatment for advanced esophageal cancer, says "there are bad days and then there are worse days, and I'm never quite sure whether the exhaustion comes from the treatment or from the tumor itself."