Venezuela's President Chavez says to start radiation therapy

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Posted: Mar 11, 2012 9:53 PM
Venezuela's President Chavez says to start radiation therapy

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez said on Sunday he will start radiation therapy to treat his cancer in the coming weeks, a treatment that could leave him weakened ahead of the October 7 re-election vote.

Chavez was speaking during his second televised appearance in a week from Cuba, where he is recovering from a third surgery to treat cancer in his pelvic region.