Brazil`s ex-president Lula released from hospital
Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is undergoing radiation therapy for larynx cancer.
Sao Paulo: Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who is undergoing radiation therapy for larynx cancer, was released from hospital following treatment for a lung infection.
"He will continue to take antibiotics until March 16 but he is tending to get better and better," one of his doctors, Roberto Kalil Filho, told Brazil`s G1 news website.
Lula should be back for a checkup later in the month, Kalil Filho said.
Doctors say that Lula`s lung infection is common for someone whose defences are weak after going through three cycles of chemotherapy and 33 radiation therapy sessions.
Lula, Brazil`s first leftist president, led the country from January 2003 to December 2010. He left office with a soaring 80 percent approval rating after two consecutive terms.
An ex-smoker known for his raspy voice, the 66 year-old Lula was diagnosed with cancer in October.
He underwent months of chemotherapy and doctors have said his cancer is in remission.