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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Chavez back in Venezuela, says he's beating cancer - AP

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has returned to Venezuela and says he’s “doing well” following cancer treatment in Cuba.

Mr. Chavez flew to Cuba last week for his third round of radiation therapy. He began the treatments in late March after having a tumour removed. He plans to have a total of five rounds in hopes of preventing a recurrence of his illness.

The Venezuelan leader has regularly travelled to and from Cuba for cancer treatment since last June. That’s when he says an initial surgery removed his first tumour, which was the size of a baseball.

Mr. Chavez has not identified the type of cancer or the precise location where the two tumours were located.

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