October 29th, 2011
06:51 PM ET

Former Brazilian president to undergo chemotherapy

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will begin chemotherapy in the coming days to treat a malignant tumor in his larynx, a hospital official said Saturday.

Lula, 66, will be treated at Sao Paulo's Syrian-Lebanese Hospital, said hospital spokeswoman Mirtes Bogea. It is not clear what day the treatment will begin.

He was diagnosed Saturday morning after undergoing medical examinations, Bogea said.

"This is a localized tumor," noted Bogea, meaning that it has not spread elsewhere in the body. She added that the tumor has not metastasized, a characteristic of most cancerous cells.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Not JIF @ 11:22, of course.
    Now it's using four exclamation points.

    October 30, 2011 at 5:53 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Cale7783

    A movement of Brazilian people is happening via facebook, to ask the former president to continue his cancer treatment in a Brazilian public hospital in order to show the fragility of our health system: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1581931363870&set=a.1502735544024.45443.1703285612&type=1&theater . Already 19.635 people!

    October 30, 2011 at 9:01 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. RUFFNUTT (kcmo)...

    one night one of my buddies got so budded that he got "stuck" for 2 hours in the hallway..
    some times when my friends come over and get really messed up i'll hand them a garbage bag and ask em to open it up... some times it'll take em 2 or 3 hours to figure it out...( fingers don't work )

    October 30, 2011 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. imoveis em itaborai

    muitooooooooo legal o site!!! http://www.imoveisemitaborai.com

    November 25, 2011 at 11:38 am | Report abuse | Reply
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