Venezuela’s Chavez Announces Possible 3rd Round of Chemo

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he may travel to Cuba again next week for another round of treatment in his ongoing battle against cancer.

The president told reporters Wednesday the chemotherapy is “preventative” and said he feels strong.

Mr. Chavez has previously said that he is “winning the battle” against cancer.

The 57-year-old President has already been to Cuba for two previous rounds of chemotherapy. In June, Cuban doctors performed surgery on Mr. Chavez to remove a tumor.

The President has not given details of what kind of cancer he has, if it has spread or how much, or how many rounds of chemotherapy he will need.

He has vowed to recover and insists he will seek another six-year term next year.