Venezuelan President Completes Third Cancer Treatment

Posted September 3rd, 2011 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says “he couldn't feel better” after completing a week-long third round of chemotherapy at a military hospital.

Mr. Chavez did jumping jacks to show off his stamina to cheering supporters as he left the hospital in Caracas Friday evening. The Socialist leader's previous treatments were given in Cuba.

In a TV broadcast Friday, President Chavez said he is not sure if a fourth chemotherapy treatment will be needed, but that he is feeling better each day.

In June, doctors removed a cancerous tumor from the pelvic area of the Venezuelan leader.

President Chavez, who has been in power for 12 years, has previously vowed to beat his cancer and seek reelection to a new six year term in 2012.