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Brazil's Lula to have last chemo session


15:38, December 12, 2011

SAO PAULO, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will receive his third and final round of chemotherapy for throat cancer on Monday, his aides said Sunday.

Lula will visit a private hospital in Sao Paulo early Monday and stay there until Tuesday. Before the chemo session, he will have a few medical examinations to find out whether the tumor grew smaller. The cancer was detected in October.

He might also get examinations to determine whether there has been a metastasis, and he might begin radiotherapy early next year, the aides said.

The doctors are optimistic about his condition because his voice has improved. Lula is a long-time smoker.

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