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Venezuela’s Chavez Had Tumor Removed, Says No Metastasis

March 04, 2012

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, speaking on state television, said doctors removed a cancerous tumor on Feb. 26 and that there was no sign that the cancer had spread.

Chavez said he will undergo radiotherapy in coming weeks and doesn’t rule out other treatment options for his undisclosed cancer.

To contact the reporter on this story: Corina Pons in Caracas at crpons@bloomberg.net; Jose Orozco in Caracas at jorozco8@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Joshua Goodman at jgoodman19@bloomberg.net.


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