Uncertainty about Chavez's Health
Chavez successfully underwent his fourth cancer surgery.
by Stephen Lendman
December 8, Chavez announced he'll return to Cuba. More surgery is needed. It'll be his fourth for cancer. Tests after his October reelection found no reoccurrence.
In late November, he returned to Havana for hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). It enhances natural healing. It involves breathing 100% oxygen under increased atmospheric pressure. It's used to prevent bone decay from radiation therapy.
It treats many injuries, ailments, and illnesses. It's not for cancer. Chavez also received physiotherapy.
In Cuba, he experienced pelvic swelling and discomfort. Tests discovered new malignant cells.
He said another operation is "absolutely necessary".in the next few days. Actually the doctor told me it should have been yesterday."
At the same time, he's hopeful. He "hope(s) to be back soon. I leave full of hope," he said. "We are warriors, full of light and faith."