New tu­mor was can­cer­ous, Chavez says in TV ap­pear­ance

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CARA­CAS | Pres­i­dent Hugo Chavez re­vealed Sun­day that a new tu­mor re­cently re­moved from his pelvic re­gion was of the same type of can­cer as a base­ball-sized growth extracted from that part of his body about eight months ago.

In his first TV ap­pear­ance in nine days, Mr. Chavez said the surgery and fol­low-up tests showed the tu­mor was “a re­cur­rence of the ini­tially di­ag­nosed can­cer.”

The 57-year-old pres­i­dent said he would spend sev­eral weeks re­cov­er­ing.

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