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Malignant Tumor Removed From Havel’s Lung

Tue., Dec. 3, 1996, midnight

Surgeons removed a malignant tumor from President Vaclav Havel’s lung Monday and said the prognosis for the 60-year-old Czech leader was good.

Ladislav Spacek, spokesman for the playwright-turned-president who led Prague’s “Velvet Revolution” against communism in 1989, said the tumor was removed without complication. He said the lung cancer was caught at an early stage.

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