Chávez extends radiotherapy to six cycles
The Venezuelan president stated last February that there would be only five sessions
CEO of Venezuelan pollster GIS XXI Jesse Chacón stated that the Venezuelan Head of State Hugo Chávez would have finished the sixth radiotherapy cycle in Cuba to fight a new outbreak of a cancer tumor located in his pelvic area. This indicates an extension of Chávez's initial treatment.
"To the best of my knowledge, (the President) just finished his sixth radiotherapy cycle," the former minister of Science and Industry told state-run television channel VTV, Reuters reported.
Last year, Chávez underwent four chemotherapy rounds to counteract a cancer located in his pelvic area. This year, in February, Venezuelan government's spokesmen had stated that after the Venezuelan leader's third surgery in Cuba, he would undergo five radiotherapy sessions.
Some days ago, the Venezuelan president stressed that he was "on the final stage" of his treatment. He did not specify the amount of sessions left. Meanwhile, his trips from Havana have become less public. All this yields to unofficial information, which emphasizes that Chávez would be suffering the therapy's side effects.
Translated by Karen Daza
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