Skip to comments.Argentina's Fernandez sent home, never had cancer
Posted on 01/07/2012 10:26:21 AM PST by Olog-hai
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez never had cancer despite being diagnosed with the disease last month and having her thyroid gland removed on January 4, her spokesman said on Saturday.
The government announced just after Christmas that the recently re-elected leader had thyroid cancer.
The operation to remove the gland went well, but when it was later analyzed it turned out to have never contained cancerous cells, said spokesman Alfredo Scoccimaro.
"The original diagnosis has been modified," he told a news conference. "The presence of cancer cells was discarded."
Fernandez was originally diagnosed with papillary carcinoma.
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sheesh, she didn’t get a second opinion before going under the knife? And she is running a country? What a doofus
IIRC, for the actual operation, she went to a private hospital, which may be why she got a more accurate analysis. Fidel Castro always used to go to Spain (or have Spanish doctors and medical teams come to him) for treatment. No state-run medical care for da boss!
well, hope she learned something
Meanwhile, Chávez goes to Cuba to get his cancer treated. (Or so he says.)
Probably by Spanish doctors...
“well, hope she learned something”
We all learned something; our cancer death ray satellite Chavez accused us of having isn’t working properly.
My mom was told “99%” she had perhaps the worst type of cancer there is, advanced, and she would die in 1 or 2 month.
It’s now 6 month and it hasn’t grown at all, they finally admit this month “there is a big chance it isn’t cancer”.
Problem is they were refusing to take her other medical problems seriously before because they said no point when she’s going to die so fast...
cancerous cells on the thyroid are not often misdiagnosed
I’ve had Graves forever
what about our earthquake machine
Turns out you don’t need a cancer ray to give cancer to Latin American authoritarians. The solution is much simpler. All you need are incompetent doctors.
The world must be terrifying place to people who believe in that nonsense; you’d think they’d be nicer to us if we had all of these “Dr. Evil” devices...
Very funny; you’re right.
I wonder how this will play in the Venezuelan press.
I wonder if that excellent socialized health care has anything to do with this?
It's projection, sir, they only know themselves.
The Leftist cult of personality does not deal well with sick or infirm Dear Leaders and she does not have nearly the firm grip on power that Chavez has
Apparently she is also called Cristina Kirchner.
Oh, well, at least it wasn’t a leg.