Skip to comments.The agony of Hugo Chavez: details emerge of his final days
Posted on 03/09/2013 10:57:44 AM PST by libstripper
Venezuela's Hugo Chavez slid into a coma the day before he died of respiratory failure after cancer spread into his lungs, sources say.
Chavez's precise condition was one of the world's best-kept secrets since his cancer was announced in June 2011.
Since his death this week, however, details have emerged of the 58-year-old president's battle with cancer and the last moments in the hospital with close family and senior aides.
(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...
During two initial operations in mid-2011, Chavez had a tumor removed from his intestines, and was diagnosed with sarcoma in the psoas muscle that runs from the lower part of the vertebral column to the pelvis, a medical source said.
Are there any FR MDs here who could share their knowledge with us about this type of cancer, how dangerous it usually is, and how it should be treated? My thanks to you in advance.
And here I felt good about his passing. Then I read terrible things about how he suffered, and I felt...
Not an MD but I would say if cancer has spread like that, you are probably done.
Hugo Chavez didn’t have a case of cancer. The cancer had a case of Hugo Chavez. So sad.
He died hard!!! He thought he was invincible and would go on about the 15 cups of black Venezuelan coffee he drank each day and the coco leaves he chewed the way the Indians do down there. Ahmadinejad claims Chavez will come riding back into town with the twelfth Imam. Loony toon 3rd worlders gotta stick together!
—yeah—curious about how the Cuban treatment would compare to anywhere else -—
My Jewhater boss at Norman went for years coughing his lungs out. When the cancer finally finished him, it had eaten out through his back, I was told.
Cancer and evil people. It’s like hand and glove.
I could care less about what this POS went through. Both my parents and a sister died of cancer. This a-hole lived longer after being diagnosed than any of them.
Another democrat dies.....
I guess that billion dollars he stole from the people he was claiming to help didn’t do him much good toward the end.
It strikes unevil people equally.
Still not sure about that. Evil and corrosive personalities seem to actually draw cancer. May not be enough to make a statistical significance, though.
“yeahcurious about how the Cuban treatment would compare to anywhere else -”
This is why I’d really like a FR ME to join in — hint, hint.
Still not sure about that...
...you’re still not sure that cancer strikes good people as well as bad???
...I know it’s probably better to ignore a statement as seemingly idiotic as yours, but I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt, and write it off to some sarcastic silliness...
If only he’d been a scientologist...
I will not regale in the suffering or death of ANY human being.
Prayers for his soul and for those of his family and friends.
Hard to believe that the wonderful Cuban health care didn’t cure his sorry ass.....
If indeed Chavez had a type of sarcoma of or involving the psoas muscle here is a brief medical abstract on the topic...