He tumor in the esophagus that the former president of Uruguay José Mujica has is malignant and will be treated with radiotherapy. This was announced this Thursday by his personal doctor, Raquel Pannone, during a press conference held at the headquarters of the Popular Participation Movement, the political sector of the person who governed Uruguay in the period 2010-2015.

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“Pepe had some minor discomfort in the digestive tract, so he consulted me on April 15. Last Friday we did a digestive endoscopy,” said the doctor.

In that sense, it pointed out that José Mujica He has a not too extensive tumor at the level of the lower esophagus. “Due to the characteristics seen in the image we had a high suspicion that it was a malignant tumor. Evidence that the pathological anatomy showed. Pepe has esophageal cancer,” he said.

He then pointed out that a tomography and an ultrasound performed on Tuesday showed that the former president He has no injuries to any other organs.

On the other hand, after thanking the offers from Uruguay and other countries in the world, he pointed out that together with Mujica and his wife, former vice president Lucía Topolanski, they decided that the treatment takes place in your country.

“We were evaluating the treatment possibilities,” said Pannone, who stressed that the possibilities were surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. However, he highlighted that Mujica’s age – he turns 89 on May 20 – and an immunological disease that he has suffered for two decades, combined with kidney failure, led to ruling out the first two options. According to this, Mujica will be treated with radiotherapy and it is highly likely that the start will be next week.

“It is generally a daily treatment of 5 to 10 minutes from Monday to Friday”stated the doctor.

Along the same lines, he explained that this could have side effects such as causing Mujica greater fatigue and further immunosuppression. Likewise, he explained that the fact of treating him in Uruguay and not in another country will allow the former president to stay close to his wife, his farm and his political colleagueswhich will help you in your recovery.

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Source: https://www.noticiascaracol.com/mundo/expresidente-jose-mujica-tiene-un-tumor-maligno-y-debera-recibir-radioterapia-cb20

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