Venezuelan journalist Nelson Bocaranda wrote in his blog today that Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez’s cancer is serious, as it is spreading to the liver and his radiation therapy has given him third-degree burns.
Bocaranda wrote that the cancer had moved to the liver, with “possible extensions to the pancreas, kidney, pelvic cavity and lower muscles.”
For his part, on his return to Caracas after a new round of cancer treatments in Cuba, the president said yesterday, “I am well – very well.”
“Coming from Havana, to meet with another round of radiation treatment, there we went forward into battle [against the cancer], moving with great faith, recovering and in recuperation,” he said during a national television and radio broadcast.
Chávez has been fighting cancer for more than a year. He has had multiple operations, claiming he was cured as well. Recently, there have been rumours swirling that the cancer is “diffused throughout the body.”