Lula to Start Chemo for Cancer of the Larynx

Via El TiempoEl lunes empieza la quimioterapia de Lula por cáncer de laringe.

According to the piece the news came via a press release from the Worker’s Party and was a surprise.

Apparently, the tumor was discovered today.

Lula was president of Brazil for two terms and will turn 66 this week.

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  1. It´s not such a surprise because he had smoked and drank a lot.

  2. @André Kenji de Sousa: I was aware of the smoking, so not a surprise in that regard, to be sure.