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Colombian president Santos faces operation for tumor

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced Monday that he has prostate cancer. He said the tumour was caught early and would be removed this week.

The 61-year-old Santos told reporters in announcing the cancer at the presidential palace, his wife Maria Clemencia at his side, that he has a 97 per cent chance of a full recovery.

“It’s a small tumour located in the prostate gland and the prognosis is good, that is to say it’s not aggressive,” Santos added.

Source: Associated Press