London, Oct 21: Venezuela President Hugo Chavez, has declared that he is free of cancer, four months after successful surgery to remove a tumour.
“I’m free of illness,” Chavez announced after returning from Cuba, the Telegraph reports.
Chavez said the tests he underwent in Cuba this week had shown there were no malignant cells in his body following four cycles of chemotherapy after the June 20 operation in Havana.
“A vital stage has concluded. Everything went perfectly. I got top marks, 20 out of 20,” Chavez said.
“The new Chavez is back … We will live and we will continue living,” he added.
Despite his declarations, most experts argued that it is impossible for a cancer patient to be considered out of danger until at least two years after treatment has finished. (ANI)