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Former President Jose Mujica completes cancer treatment

Montevideo, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Uruguayan ex-president Jose Mujica concluded the indicated treatment against oesophageal cancer, his family doctor, Raquel Pannone, informed today.

The former president’s health will be re-evaluated in ‘a couple of months’ to see the results of the radiotherapy sessions he underwent.

Pannone said in a radio interview that Mujica’s physical and mental strength allowed the treatment to be completed ‘without major difficulties’.

The hope is that it will have been curative, he said.

On April 29, the veteran political leader told a press conference that he had been diagnosed with a tumour in his oesophagus.

On May 8, he began radiotherapy treatment.

The doctor commented that the oncological procedure is very aggressive and produces some side effects.

She stressed that Mujica ‘is doing well’. You can see that he is involved in different activities,’ she said.