Venezuelan president expects chemotherapy

13:36, July 14, 2011      

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Wednesday that following last month's cancer surgery, he would start a "new, hard phase" of treatment which will probably involve chemotherapy.

The 56-year-old leader spent most of June in Cuba on surgery, having a pelvic abscess removed on June 10 and an unspecified cancerous tumor cut off on June 20.

Chavez returned to Venezuela on July 4 to resume his duty as head of state and continue his cancer treatment at the same time.

The president expected his third-phase treatment to be "very tough" with a possible involvement of chemotherapy.

Chavez told the official Venezuelan television VTV that he had gone through a hard time since his cancer detection, but remained confident about a full recovery.

"I am optimistic and faithful, and that is what I want to share with all cancer patients," said Chavez, adding that thanks to recent advances in medical science, cancer is not necessarily equivalent to death today.

Source: Xinhua
 
 
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