Cancer Hasn't Dimmed Hugo Chavez's Electoral Hopes


April 13, 2012

Associated Press

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s fight against cancer has not hurt his political support a few months before election day, the Associated Press reports. The article cites Stephen Hahn, MD, chairman of the department of Radiation Oncology, who says that Chavez might have soft-tissue sarcoma. "It's not necessarily pessimistic," Hahn said. "If he had a low-grade sarcoma, then he really has very little chance of it spreading elsewhere and the radiation, if it prevents it from coming back in the pelvis... that should pretty much hopefully be the end of the story for him, end of the story meaning control of his disease." Read More