Will go to Brazil on Tuesday to continue with some testsFriday, August 6, 2010
Paraguayan Lugo diagnosed with malignant tumour
Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo's doctors announced that the Head of State suffers a "carcinogenic malignant lymphoma" after undergoing a biopsy of his removed groin gland, a surgery he underwent last Wednesday.
Health Minister Esperanza Martínez and Lugo' doctors confirmed the biopsy result during a press conference held at Mburuvichá Róga presidential residence in Asunción.
Martínez said that the Head of State will travel to Brazil on Tuesday to continue with some tests at Sao Paulo's Sirio Libanés Hospital, where doctors will determine if he will need chemotherapy.
Lugo had underwent a surgery for a swollen prostate in early January, was due to have the gland removed last week but postponed it until Wednesday due to official engagements, urologist Cayo Estigarribia told reporters earlier this week.
Lugo was treated with a local anesthetic to remove the inflamed gland which had caused him some discomfort while walking, Estigarribia added.