Hugo Chavez Needs a Third Surgery
Posted on Feb 21, 2012
The Venezuelan president will put his re-election plans on hold to return to Cuba to have a third operation on his pelvis, where his cancer may have returned.
Chavez had a tumor removed in June. Now doctors have found a small lesion in the same area, he said on state television, adding, “I am in good physical condition to confront this new battle.” —PZS
“The truth is that in the examination in Havana they detected a lesion in the same place where the tumour was extracted almost a year ago,” he said. “There is no metastasis. It is a small lesion of around 2cm, very clearly visible.”
He said surgery to remove it would take place “in the coming days”.
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