Skip to comments.Venezuela's Chavez needs more cancer treatment
Posted on 03/04/2012 10:50:05 AM PST by Olog-hai
President Hugo Chavez said he will need radiation treatment for cancer during the run-up to Venezuela's October presidential poll, even though he insisted there was no evidence of metastasis after the removal of another tumor.
"I will live! I will overcome!" the 57-year-old socialist leader said in a televised meeting with some cabinet colleagues from Cuba, where he underwent an operation six days ago for a recurrence of the cancer that first struck him last year.
Chavez gave no word on when he would return to Venezuela.
He scoffed at "speculators with nothing better to do", who had suggested his cancer had spreador metastasizedto other organs, saying that was not true.
"They (doctors) proved the absence of any other lesions either locally, or in nearby organs, or in ones further away. Neither was there metastasis, thank God."
A two-centimeter (0.8-inch) tumor had been successfully removed from the same pelvic area where a larger tumor was taken out in 2011, Chavez said.
"This time the recovery is much quicker," he said. "My recovery is firm, fast and sustained, honestly,"
Radiation treatment would, however, be needed, the president said, without giving details of how long it would take. If Chavez is prevented from actively campaigning, it would be the first time in about a dozen national polls that the famously energetic campaigner has not criss-crossed the nation to woo voters.
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Days not weeks!!
Coming soon to this country if we don't get rid of the current regime.
He needs to undergo a procedure known as “embalming.”
It’s real tough trying to decide who to root for here - Chavez or the cancer.
Heh - just kidding...
ever thought you would be on the side of the cancer?
I would never wish it on anyone. But now that its there, he is one of the few exceptions.
So shocked that Michael Moore wouldn’t report something important such as that . . .
Does he smell sulfer?
He should consider supplementing his diet with lead and arsenic.
That would be very effective in killing the cancer.
The Russian surgical team gives Hugo about 12 mos. May the time fly.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez revealed Sunday that a new tumor recently removed from his pelvic region was of the same type of cancer as a baseball-sized growth extracted from that part of his body about seven months ago.
In his first TV appearance in nine days, Chavez said the surgery and follow-up tests showed the tumor was a recurrence of the initially diagnosed cancer.
He said the tumor was totally extracted and noted the absence of lesions suggestive of cancer neither locally, neither in nearby organs, neither far away . . . neither metastasis, none of this thanks to God, to the diagnosis and rapid intervention.
The 57-year-old president said he would spend several weeks recovering and then we are going to do radiation treatment in the area . . . without discarding other treatment options.
There isnt fever nor any other sign neither infection, hemorrhage, he said. He called the post-surgery healing perfect in relation to the time thats passed, and we are already doing physical therapy.
Chavez spoke firmly in footage recorded Saturday in Havana while accompanied by various government ministers and older brother Adan Chavez. The president said his recuperation has been open, progressive and rapid in the footage aired Sunday in Venezuela.
Or in other words, Jimmah Carter's favorite Banana Republic Dictator is dead meat in a few months max.
If you had this illness, would Cuba be leading place to seek treatment?
In the top ten?
How about the top one hundred?
even Castro won't subject himself to Cuban medicine