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Humphrey Bogart Lost His Battle Against Esophageal Cancer

humphrey bogartHumphrey Bogart was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 1956. He was notorious for his heavy drinking and smoking, two things known to contribute to esophageal cancer.

The cancer had spread to his lymph nodes. His treatment included a nine hour surgery to remove the tumor, two lymph nodes, and a rib. The surgery was followed by a course of chemotherapy.

At first, Bogart seemed to respond to the treatments but after 6 months the cancer recurred and he underwent radiation therapy.

Unfortunately, Bogart could not fight the cancer and he fell into a coma and died at home on January 14, 1957 at the age of 57.

His last words: "I never should have switched from scotch to martinis.”

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