Exodus' Tom Hunting diagnosed with cancer: "I'm ready for the fight"

Exodus drummer Tom Hunting has announced that he has been diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma, and has started treatment today (April 13).

Exodus' Tom Hunting diagnosed with cancer: "I'm ready for the fight"
Emily Carter

Tom Hunting has announced that he has today (April 13) started undergoing treatment for cancer.

The Exodus drummer is battling squamous cell carcinoma, and in an optimistic message to his followers has urged people to pay attention to "symptoms of stomach and esophageal issues". As well as raising this important awareness, Tom also adds very positively that he "feels great physically" right now, and is "ready for the fight" against the disease.

"Today I will be starting treatment for a squamous cell carcinoma," he says. "It's a gastric tumour that was diagnosed in my upper stomach in February. I'm making this public to raise awareness for people to pay attention to symptoms of stomach and esophageal issues. If they persist, please go get it checked out. I'm not gonna be sheepish talking about it. I feel that if I can help someone with what I've learned, or someone out there has information to share with me, it's a win-win! When you can name the enemy, it's empowering, and you're one step closer to killing it!

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"Okay, you've heard the bad news. The good news is he feels great physically! I'm gonna beat this like a fucking snare drum that owes me money!!! I've had great doctors and a great support system that is an army in itself. I'm ready for the fight!

"We have a lot to celebrate this year with the release of what will be a career-defining album and tours to follow!" Tom adds. "I'm stoked for everyone to hear it, and even more excited to get out there and play some of it! I will see you all very soon! Cheers!!!"

Kerrang!’s thoughts are with you, Tom.

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