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Chavez cancer free

posted 10 Jul 2012, 00:30 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 10 Jul 2012, 00:30 ]

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez declares himself cancer free. Julie Noce reports.

VENEZUELA-CHAVEZ CANCER - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has announced, for a second time, he is cancer free and fully recovered.

57-year old Chavez had been receiving treatment for cancer in his pelvic region last year after which he declared himself cured.

But the cancer came back a few months later, so he underwent more treatment.

Now Chavez has once again announced he is totally free of cancer.


"Free, I am totally free."

Despite his optimism, doctors say its impossible to declare someone cured until several years have passed since the last recurrence.

Chavez plans to run for another term as president in the October elections.

Julie Noce, Reuters