Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who suffers Larynx cancer and was admitted over the weekend due to fatigue and loss of appetite, must be submitted on Monday to a new session of radiotherapy, but the tumor that affects him would have gone.
Lula “is clinically well and continues to treat speech therapy, physical therapy with intravenous hydration and nutrition assistance,” he said on Monday the Syrian-Lebanese Hospital in Sao Paulo, where the former head of state (2003-2010) is 66 years hospitalized since Saturday.
The former president should receive on Monday a new session of radiotherapy, the hospital said.
The oncologist Arthur Katz, a member of Lula’s medical team reported that a CT scan showed the tumor in the larynx is gone.
“From the tomographic point of view, there is not more the tumor,” Katz said on Sunday to the newspaper Folha of Sao Paulo.
But the diagnosis of complete cure can only be confirmed with an endoscopy at the end of radiation therapy sessions. (FL)