Dr Mario Burno, former chief of Oncology at Alvarez hospital, spoke to Ambito.com and assured the Head of State could resume her activities sooner than January 24th, considering the fact that the presence of cancer cells in her thyroid glands was ruled out by medicals tests and an iodine radiologic treatment won't be necessary, as presidential spokesman Afredo Scoccimarro announced today.
The national government confirmed today that Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will travel to Cuba this week, where she will likely visit Hugo Chávez, although she is also expected to take part in a ‘virtual assumption’ ceremony for the leader in Caracas on Thursday.
Sally Ride, the first US woman to travel into space, died after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer, according to her organization, Sally Ride Science. She was 61.
The number of pregnant women diagnosed with cancer has increased over the past couple of decades, according to an Australian study that said it was perhaps due in part to the older age of expectant mothers as well as better cancer detection methods.
The United States considered "absurd" the recent accusations made by Venezuela’s Vice President Nicolás Maduro, who denounced that late president Hugo Chávez was infected with cancer by “imperialist enemies."
Some adolescent girls who get the HPV vaccine to prevent cervical cancer wrongly think they no longer need to practice safe sex, US researchers said.
Most adults should get regularly screened for colon cancer between age 50 and 75, according to internal medicine doctors, with the time between screenings dependant on what method is used to check for early signs of cancer.
Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo Inc are making changes to the production of an ingredient in their namesake colas to avoid the need to label the packages with a cancer warning.
Apple Inc co-founder Steve Jobs refused potentially life-saving cancer surgery for nine months, shrugging off protests from his family and opting instead for alternative medicine, according to the tech visionary's biographer.
Women who survive breast cancer after undergoing chemotherapy may also have to contend with impairments in attention, memory and planning skills, US researchers said.
The founder of a French firm at the centre of a global breast implants scare is wanted by Costa Rica, according to a notice posted on the website of the international police agency Interpol.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi branded magistrates "a cancer of democracy" as he attended a hearing in one of the four trials he faces.
Despite a recent move to classify mobile phones as possibly carcinogenic, the scientific evidence increasingly points away from a link between their use and brain tumors, according to a new study.
Scientists for the first time have used gene therapy to successfully destroy cancer tumours in patients with advanced disease -- a goal that has taken 20 years to achieve.
Experts in the genetics of cancer said they have found out why some people can live for years with the same kind of rare pancreatic cancer that affects Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
Women who start hormone replacement therapy (HRT) as they begin to go through menopause have a higher risk of breast cancer than women who start taking the drugs later, researchers reported.
Scientists have mapped out the full genetic code of 38 people with multiple myeloma, uncovering never-before suspected genes that play a role in the blood cancer and showing that a promising new drug might help.
Venezuela will set up a formal inquiry into suspicions that the late President Hugo Chávez's cancer was the result of poisoning by his enemies abroad, the government said.
Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans were on the streets again today at a funeral parade for Hugo Chávez amid opposition protests that the government was exploiting his death to win the election.
Latin America's growing prosperity is fueling a cancer epidemic that threatens to overwhelm the region unless governments take urgent preventive action, a study warned.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez died after his battle with cancer, ending the socialist leader's extraordinary 14-year rule of the OPEC nation.
President Hugo Chávez died of a massive heart attack after great suffering and inaudibly mouthed his desire to live, the head of Venezuela's presidential guard said.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez died today after his battle with cancer, ending the socialist leader's extraordinary 14-year rule of the OPEC nation.
Opposition leader Henrique Capriles called for unity among Venezuelans and offered condolences to Hugo Chávez's family and supporters after the president's death today.
President Hugo Chávez's breathing problems have worsened and the socialist leader is suffering a new, severe respiratory infection after cancer surgery in Cuba, Venezuela's government said today.
“We are still holding on to God”, María Gabriela Chávez, one of Hugo Chávez’s daughters, tweeted as she welcomed messages of solidarity and support to the president of Venezuela, who is struggling to recover from cancer surgery.
Venezuela's political and military leaders gathered at the presidential palace and supporters wept after the government said President Hugo Chávez suffered a serious setback in his battle against cancer.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez remains breathing through a tracheal tube and communicates via written messages, ordering government's decisions from the hospital in Caracas, Vice-President Nicolás Maduro reported today.
Venezuela's ailing President Hugo Chavez has been undergoing "tougher" new treatment for cancer including chemotherapy at the military hospital where he has been for the last two weeks, his vice-president said.
Bolivian president, Evo Morales, says his Venezuelan counterpart, Hugo Chávez, is in stable conditions but still suffering from ups and downs in his recovery from a fourth round of surgery for cancer.
Venezuelan Vice President Nicolás Maduro gave a brief state of the nation address today in place of his ailing boss, Hugo Chávez, who has not been seen in public since going to Cuba for cancer surgery more than a month ago.
Venezuela's opposition leader, Henrique Capriles, called today for a proof of life from ailing President Hugo Chávez who has not been seen since cancer surgery in Cuba five weeks ago.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez is undergoing "complex" alternative treatments more than two months after having cancer surgery in Cuba, his vice president said.
Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolás Maduro stated during an interview that President Hugo Chávez is "aware of the complex situation he is going through," and blasted the press over the rumours about of his condition.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez's formal swearing-in for a new six-year term scheduled for Jan. 10 can be postponed if he is unable to attend due to his struggle to recover from cancer surgery, his vice-president said today.
Venezuela's top court endorsed the postponement of Hugo Chavez's inauguration this week and ruled that the cancer-stricken president remained the South American OPEC nation's leader.
Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez is in "stable" condition in Cuba after being treated for a respiratory infection following cancer surgery a week ago, the government said today.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez is conscious and recovering a week after a cancer surgery he underwent in Cuba, and "in good conditions" after suffering a respiratory infection, according to Vice-President Nicolás Maduro.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who underwent cancer surgery in October, is suffering from a urinary infection but there is no risk to his overall health, his office said today.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez suffered bleeding as a result of a six-hour operation in Cuba meant to treat a third bout of cancer, the government said.
Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez is recovering "satisfactorily" from his cancer surgery in Cuba although the process remains slow, Information Minister Ernesto Villegas said today.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez has recovered "full intellectual capacity" after a six-hour cancer operation in Cuba this week, an official said today, but offered few details on the socialist firebrand's physical condition.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez returned from Cuba today following cancer-related medical treatment, walking and joking at the airport in a first public appearance in three weeks that quashed rumors he might have been at death's door.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez flew to Cuba early today for cancer surgery, vowing to return quickly despite admitting the disease could curb his 14-year rule of the South American nation.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez is in stable condition after his cancer operation in Cuba, Information Minister Ernesto Villegas said today.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos made his first public appearance after prostate cancer surgery and said he was fine and working from his hospital room.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was released from a hospital today and said he was "totally cured" after successful surgery for prostate cancer that had not spread beyond the gland.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez is doing well as he receives medical treatment in Cuba, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said today, despite a two-week absence from public view that has raised fresh doubts about his health.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said that he would undergo surgery for prostate cancer this week but that the tumor was minor and non-aggressive.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos will spend two or three days in the hospital after surgery for non-aggressive prostate cancer, his doctor said, a day before the 61-year-old was scheduled for the operation.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos' surgery for non-aggressive prostate cancer was successful and the 61-year-old is recovering in the hospital, his medical team said.
Brazilian former president Luis Inácio Lula da Silva was hospitalized overnight for a check up and to remove a catheter at Sao Paulo’s state of the art Sirio-Libanes Hospital.
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez has a 16-percentage-point lead over opposition candidate Henrique Capriles ahead of an election in October, a new opinion poll showed today.
President Hugo Chávez said he was fully recovered from cancer three months before Venezuela's election, where he is seeking to win another six-year term.
Brazil's ex President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva admitted during a television interview that he will be presidential candidate in the 2014 elections if current Head of State Dilma Rousseff does not run for re-election.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said today medical tests following his cancer treatment show he is in good health, but provided few additional details about an illness that has become an obsession in the OPEC nation.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez led his biggest rally since he was diagnosed with cancer a year ago, seeking to stage a show of strength as he heads into a re-election campaign to extend his 13 years of socialist rule.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez has returned home after 11 days of cancer treatment in Cuba as the state television showed images of the Head of State chatting with his vice president and other aides after arriving at Caracas' international airport early today.
President Hugo Chávez broke a week-long silence to deny he had left Venezuela rudderless during his cancer treatment in Cuba and to promise a resounding re-election win in October.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez ended a weeklong silence after his latest cancer treatment with a call to state television, singing a folk song and vowing to deepen his self-styled socialist "revolution."
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez wept and asked God to spare his life during a pre-Easter Mass after returning from his latest session of cancer treatment in Cuba. Chavez has undergone three operations in less than a year, and received two sessions of radiation treatment.
A healthy-sounding President Hugo Chávez called Venezuelan state television from Cuba to dispel rumors fanned by a nine-day silence that he had died undergoing cancer treatment at a hospital in Havana.
Photos released by the Venezuelan government showed Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez wearing a track suit and strolling in a garden in Havana with Foreign Minister Nicolás Maduro, playing bowls with his brother, Adán, and kissing a crucifix as he hugged his daughter, María Gabriela.
Some Venezuelans cannot get enough of Nelson Bocaranda, a mild-mannered radio reporter and gossip columnist who has been dishing up inside information on President Hugo Chavez’s cancer.
President Hugo Chavez returned home to Venezuela today after a first session of radiation treatment in Cuba that he hopes will cure his cancer and allow him to win a new six-year term in October.
President Hugo Chavez returned home to Venezuela today after his latest session of cancer treatment in Cuba, as he aims to fight off the illness and win a new six-year term in an October election.
President Hugo Chavez said he will need radiation treatment for cancer in the run-up to Venezuela's October presidential poll, though he insisted there was no metastasis after the removal of another tumor.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez will return home next week from Cuba where he is recovering from surgery to remove a cancerous tumor.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez flew home after cancer surgery in Cuba that will require him to have radiation therapy ahead of October's re-election bid.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez bade an emotional farewell to anxious supporters on Friday en route to Cuba for new cancer surgery, vowing to return for victory in the October election.
Surgeons "completely" removed a lesion from Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez's pelvis and the socialist leader is in good physical condition after the operation in Cuba, Venezuela's vice president said on.
Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez is back working on government affairs from Cuba after a successful operation for his suspected recurrence of cancer, allies said.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez said he will have to undergo another operation after doctors found a 2-centimeter lesion in his pelvis during medical tests in Cuba.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez's imminent departure for more cancer surgery in Cuba has thrown his re-election campaign into uncertainty and once again shaken the socialist leader's passionate supporters.
Venezuela's ailing socialist leader, Hugo Chávez, will fly to Cuba on Friday for an unknown period to undergo new cancer surgery that has shaken the South American nation before an October presidential election.
Doctors in charge of throat cancer treatment for former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva called his response to chemotherapy "impressive" and said the tumor in his larynx had shrunk by 75 percent in size.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez speculated that the United States might have developed a way to give Latin American leaders cancer, after Argentina's Head of State Cristina Fernández de Kirchner joined the list of presidents diagnosed with the disease.
A piece of news in a Brazilian website today caused a wave of reactions and raised expectations when it declared sources close to the medical team treating former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio 'Lula' da Silva for a throat cancer said he free of the disease.
Physicians treating Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez disputed today claims made by a former doctor of the socialist leader that he would die within two years from his undisclosed cancer.
Brazil's popular former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva started chemotherapy treatment for throat cancer today, with his doctors voicing confidence in his chances of being cured within four months.
By Gabriela AntunesAs Lula starts his chemotherapy today at the state of the art hospital Sirio Libanes in Sao Paulo controversy hit Brazilian media and social networks. While Brazilians digested the news of Lula’s larynx cancer on Saturday, a debate emerged as whether he should or not be treated in a public hospital run by the State’s health system, the infamous SUS.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez said he will return to Cuba for a second session of chemotherapy to treat a cancer that has forced him to slow his pace ahead of a re-election bid next year.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez ended a third round of chemotherapy, saying he "couldn't feel better" as he led a caravan to the presidential palace cheered on by thousands of supporters.
Venezuela's convalescing President Hugo Chávez said he would be home on Thursday for a thanksgiving ceremony at a religious shrine after checks in Cuba following cancer treatment.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said his first phase of chemotherapy treatment for cancer was successful, and he is preparing for a second phase to eliminate the risk of malignant cells.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez will seek another six-term in an election next year despite recovering from cancer surgery, he said in an interview with state newspaper Correo del Orinoco.
Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo's lymphatic cancer is still in remission, one of his doctors said, a day after the leader cancelled a trip to Peru and went to Brazil early for routine medical tests.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez will travel to Brazil for cancer treatment, a Brazilian government source told reporters, following his return home after an operation in Cuba.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez delegated some powers to his vice president and finance minister, hours before a planned departure to Cuba for cancer treatment.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, humbled by a cancer that has upended the OPEC nation's politics, has set clemency proceedings in motion for convicted opposition activists suffering from health problems.
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez said on Monday he had to submit to "strict" medical treatment but would win the battle to regain his health after an operation in Cuba for a cancerous tumor .
Venezuela's ever-theatrical President Hugo Chavez made a surprise homecoming after cancer surgery in Cuba, thrilling supporters and saying he would win the battle to regain his health.
Venezuela celebrated the 200th anniversary of its independence with President Hugo Chávez back in his palace after a triumphant return from cancer surgery in Cuba that has left him weakened but defiant.
Unbeaten La Liga leaders Barcelona continued their record-breaking start to the season when Lionel Messi struck his 91st goal of 2012 in a 3-1 win at Real Valladolid.
Barcelona FC‘s star Lionel Messi and his family sent an emotional letter to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner wishing for "a prompt recovery" after it came to light the leader will undergo thyroid cancer surgery.
Miquel Roqué Farrero, a Real Betis defender who started out in Barcelona's youth ranks and had a stint at Liverpool, has died of cancer at the age of 23, Betis said.
Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova has suffered a relapse on the cancer in his saliva glands, Spanish media reported citing sources at the club.
Seve Ballesteros, one of golf's greatest and most charismatic players, died today at the age of 54 following a long battle with cancer, his family said.
Tributes to golfing great and five-times major winner Seve Ballesteros, who died after a long battle with cancer.
Former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier, who earned boxing immortality after three epic fights with Muhammad Ali, is in hospice care with liver cancer, his manager said today.
US singer Anastacia has been diagnosed with breast cancer having successfully battled the disease in 2003, she said in a statement posted on her Facebook page.
One of the original soul and disco divas, singer Donna Summer, has died today at the age of 63.
Recognized for her active role in the Buenos Aires theatre scene, as well as having participated in dozens of movies and television shows, actress Alicia Zanca died after losing her battle against cancer, her press agent Alejandra Benevento informed today.
"Dancing with the Stars" co-host Brooke Burke said that she has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer and will need surgery.
French comic-book artist Jean Giraud, alias "Moebius", best known in France for his gritty Wild West character "Blueberry", has died at the age of 73 after a battle with cancer, his publisher said today.
Singer Robin Gibb, who spoke last month of making a "spectacular" recovery from cancer, has had further surgery, according to a statement released to the British media on Wednesday.
Adam Yauch, a founding member of pioneering hip-hop group the Beastie Boys, has died at age 47 after treatment for cancer, according to media reports.
Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb said he had made a "spectacular" recovery from a serious illness, which was widely reported to be cancer.
Actor Oscar Núñez, who appeared on television as well as national cinema, has died at the age of 83. The actor, who starred in the Argentine classic ‘Nueve Reinas,’ had been battling cancer.
Actress Annette Charles died last night at her residence in Los Angeles, California at 63 years old. She played Cha Cha Di Gregorio in the musical “Grease” (1978).
Ten years after the death of George Harrison, the re-release of his music and the portrait through film documentary made by one of his most illustrated fans, filmmaker Martin Scorsese, has brought one of the most enigmatic Beatles out of the grand shadow of Lennon and McCartney.
Musician Luis Alberto Spinetta confirmed through a letter that he has “lung cancer,” but assured he is in good conditions “in the midst of a treatment towards the definite healing.”
Pete Postlethwaite, the Oscar-nominated British actor, has died, a spokesman said on Monday. He was 64. He died in hospital in Shropshire, western England, after suffering from cancer.
British actress Susannah York, one of the most memorable film faces of the 1960s, has died from cancer aged 72, British media reported late.
Actresses Jennifer Aniston and Demi Moore and singer Alicia Keys will each direct a short film about breast cancer for cable television network Lifetime.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez said he had undergone a successful operation in Cuba to extract cancerous cells and was on the road to full recovery.