Exodus’ Tom Hunting Gives An Update On His Cancer Treatment Confirming His Stomach Will Be Removed
Exodus guitarist Gary Holt has delivered the band’s drummer Tom Hunting’s message about his current health status and ongoing treatment on his Instagram account. In his statement, Hunting revealed that he will have serious surgery next week to get back to playing and performing as soon as possible.
Tom Hunting previously announced that he was diagnosed with stomach cancer and would begin his treatment soon on his Facebook account. Gary Holt started a GoFundMe campaign to support the medical treatment of Hunting. Many musicians from different bands, such as Testament and Stone Sour, also donated their instruments for a benefit auction to support Hunting.
Hunting kept sharing updates from his chemotherapy treatment and his health status through the Instagram account of his bandmate Gary Holt. He highlighted that he was sure about beating cancer and going back to playing with Exodus soon. Recently, Hunting stated that he will undergo a total gastrectomy surgery to get rid of cancer in his stomach for good.
In his recent Instagram post, Gary Holt shared the statement of Tom Hunting which consisted of an update on his current health status and his total gastrectomy surgery. Hunting revealed that he will undergo the surgery one week later and suggested that it wasn’t serious as it sounds. After the recovery, he will receive four more chemotherapy and will be better in time. Tom also stated that he can’t wait to go back to recording and playing with Exodus.
Here’s what Tom Hunting stated in Holt’s post:
“Hey, you all!
I wanted to check in and thank everyone so much for the love and support! I see all the awesome events and things people are putting together out there to help me in this fight. I really am overwhelmed with gratitude and feel so blessed to be a part of this community we all share in. I really believe that angels are out there walking around that don’t even know it, then shit gets rough and crazy, and they answer the call and jump into action. All of you are these!!! You all help me visualize being on the other side of this. Fuck Cancer!!
Speaking of fucking cancer, the treatment is working. I’ve had four now and the mass has shrunk to less than half the size it was in March. That’s amazing progress! I’ve added the weight back I lost at the start of this. Clinically, these are all good signs. From the start, this could’ve gone in a really bad direction, but everything the doctors at UCSF laid out, has all gone according to plan in turning things around. I’m very grateful to these unsung heroes!
I’m slated for surgery one week from today on July 12th. Unfortunately, it’ll be a full gastrectomy, but the good news is I’ll get to live which is definitely not overrated. After recovery, I get 4 more treatments, then I can resume my life cancer-free. I can’t wait to travel the world, playing music, enjoying every moment of this crazy journey!! I’ll check in soon again and share how things are going. Thanks, and much love to everyone! Cheers!
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