Venezuela's Chavez confirms cancer recurrence

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Posted: Mar 04, 2012 12:13 PM
Venezuela's Chavez confirms cancer recurrence

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez confirmed on Sunday that he had suffered a recurrence of cancer, saying he would need radiotherapy treatment after the removal of another tumor even though there was no evidence of metastasis.

"I will live! I will overcome!" he said in a televised meeting with some cabinet colleagues from Cuba, where he underwent an operation six days ago.

(Reporting by Andrew Cawthorne; Editing by Paul Simao)