Hindman opts for surgery to avoid cancer

When faced with a choice between a laser procedure and the removal of most of his esophagus, Mayor Darwin Hindman, who has been diagnosed with early signs of esophageal cancer, chose the second option.

On Monday, when his esophagectomy is scheduled, most of the length of his esophagus will be removed and much of his stomach will be pulled up, altered and sewn to the remnants to act as a replacement.