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Argentina's Fernandez sent home, never had cancer
Reuters ^ | Sat Jan 7, 2012 11:33am EST | Hugh Bronstein and Maximiliano Rizzi

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. …

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: argentina; cristinafernandez; quacks; socializedmedicine

1 posted on 01/07/2012 10:26:26 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

sheesh, she didn’t get a second opinion before going under the knife? And she is running a country? What a doofus


2 posted on 01/07/2012 10:30:24 AM PST by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk
She didn’t disestablish the socialized health care, so . . .

. . . basically she lucked out. And she’s now missing a thyroid gland.
3 posted on 01/07/2012 10:33:16 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

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!


4 posted on 01/07/2012 10:33:32 AM PST by livius
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To: Olog-hai

well, hope she learned something


5 posted on 01/07/2012 10:34:39 AM PST by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: livius

Meanwhile, Chávez goes to Cuba to get his cancer treated. (Or so he says.)


6 posted on 01/07/2012 10:36:35 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Probably by Spanish doctors...


7 posted on 01/07/2012 10:46:12 AM PST by livius
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To: yldstrk

“well, hope she learned something”

We all learned something; our cancer death ray satellite Chavez accused us of having isn’t working properly.


8 posted on 01/07/2012 10:56:54 AM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: Olog-hai

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...


9 posted on 01/07/2012 10:59:17 AM PST by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: Olog-hai

cancerous cells on the thyroid are not often misdiagnosed

odd

I’ve had Graves forever


10 posted on 01/07/2012 11:01:50 AM PST by wardaddy (I fear we cannot beat Roger Ailes and beltway GOP)
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To: kearnyirish2

lol

what about our earthquake machine


11 posted on 01/07/2012 11:02:21 AM PST by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: kearnyirish2

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.


12 posted on 01/07/2012 11:03:29 AM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: yldstrk

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...


13 posted on 01/07/2012 11:04:50 AM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: Olog-hai

14 posted on 01/07/2012 11:05:32 AM PST by RabidBartender (The above statement is not meant to be offensive to women. Please don't whine and have me banned.)
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To: vbmoneyspender

Very funny; you’re right.

I wonder how this will play in the Venezuelan press.


15 posted on 01/07/2012 11:06:17 AM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: Olog-hai
MY goodness!

I wonder if that excellent socialized health care has anything to do with this?

/snark

16 posted on 01/07/2012 11:16:57 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: kearnyirish2
you’d think they’d be nicer to us if we had all of these “Dr. Evil” devices...

It's projection, sir, they only know themselves.

17 posted on 01/07/2012 11:21:41 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: vbmoneyspender
Or she is simply lying about her cancer to the media for political reasons like Chavez tried to do.

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

18 posted on 01/07/2012 11:32:07 AM PST by rdcbn
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To: Olog-hai

Apparently she is also called Cristina Kirchner.


19 posted on 01/07/2012 11:50:53 AM PST by wideminded
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To: leapfrog0202

20 posted on 01/07/2012 12:44:35 PM PST by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: Olog-hai

Oh, well, at least it wasn’t a leg.


21 posted on 01/07/2012 1:29:27 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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