June 10, 2012 in Nation/World

Chavez says tests ‘came out fine’

Associated Press

VENEZUELA – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Saturday that he has undergone tests following his cancer treatment and everything came out well.

Chavez said the exams included imaging tests, which are used to check for the reappearance of tumors.

“Everything came out absolutely fine,” Chavez told reporters at the presidential palace. “I feel very well.”

The president returned home from Cuba on May 11 after what he said was a difficult round of radiation therapy, and has since limited his public appearances while saying little about his illness.

In the past year, Chavez has undergone two surgeries that removed tumors from his pelvic region, most recently in February.

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