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
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.