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Chavez back in Venezuela, says he's beating cancer

April 11, 2012
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CARACAS, Venezuela—Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has returned to Venezuela and says he's "doing well" following cancer treatment in Cuba.

Chavez flew to Cuba last week for his third round of radiation therapy. He began the treatments in late March after having a tumor removed. He plans to have a total of five rounds in hopes of preventing a recurrence of his illness.

The Venezuelan leader has regularly traveled to and from Cuba for cancer treatment since last June. That's when he says an initial surgery removed his first tumor, which was the size of a baseball.

Chavez has not identified the type of cancer or the precise location where the two tumors were located.

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