“Cancer fight shortens ref’s NFL season,” Democrat & Chronicle

Veteran NFL official Bill Schuster’s persistent after-meal hiccups eventually led to a diagnosis of esophageal cancer.  While doctors tried to allievate his hiccups with acid reflux medications, Schuster persisted stating: “If your body tells you something is wrong, go get it checked out.”

Bill Schuster will “work games through October, then undergo surgery to remove esophagus.” Read the full article “Cancer fight shortens ref’s NFL season” by Kevin Oklobzija from the Democrat & Chronicle.

 

Umpire Bill Schuster oversees the action as the Denver Broncos host the Jacksonville Jaguars at Invesco Field at Mile High on Oct. 12, 2008. (Photo: Doug Pensinger, Getty Images)

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