Venezuelan President Expects Chemotherapy or Radiation

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he may have chemotherapy or radiation treatment following his recent surgery for cancer.

Mr. Chavez announced Wednesday that he is starting the second stage of treatment for cancer, although he did not elaborate on what kind of cancer he has. He said chemotherapy or radiation treatment would be the third stage.

Mr. Chavez returned to Venezuela July 4 after having surgery in Cuba to remove a tumor in his pelvic region. He has not released many details about his illness, but he has vowed to fight it.

The 56-year-old president, an outspoken critic of the United States, took office in 1999.