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Argentine leader undergoes thyroid cancer surge

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 21:14

Buenos Aires: Argentina`s president is undergoing surgery to remove a cancerous thyroid gland.

Doctors say Cristina Fernandez`s cancer was detected
before it spread, and she has a very good chance of a complete

Dr Pedro Saco is leading the operation at private
hospital in the suburbs of Buenos Aires. He is a veteran
Argentine oncologist who specialises in cancers of the head
and neck.

Fernandez flew to the Hospital Austral by helicopter
early Wednesday and went under anesthesia several hours later.

Doctors say they`ll be able to report results by

Supporters gathered outside the hospital waving signs backing
Fernandez and her late husband Nestor Kirchner, who died of a
heart attack in 2010.


First Published: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 21:14
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