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Latino Daily News

Monday March 5, 2012

Former Brazil President Lula Hospitalized with Infection After Conclusion of Cancer Treatment

Former Brazil President Lula Hospitalized with Infection After Conclusion of Cancer Treatment

Photo: President Lula Hospitalized Again

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Brazil’s former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, diagnosed last October with cancer of the larynx, is back in Sao Paulo’s Sirio Libanes Hospital with a “slight lung infection,” the medical center said.

Lula was admitted to the hospital with a “low fever” and began treatment with antibiotics.

Doctors described his condition as good, but decided to keep him hospitalized until his current symptoms are completely under control.

In October last year at the same hospital he was found to have cancer of the larynx, which was treated first with chemotherapy and later with radiation. In the process the ex-president lost 12 kilos (26 pounds) and was left in a somewhat weakened condition.

The sessions of radiation therapy ended on Feb. 17, when doctors announced that the treatment had been “successful,” though they decided to have Lula undergo further examinations this month to verify the total disappearance of the tumor.