Hugo Chavez admits he is a cancerous tumor. Oh, wait. He admits he has a cancerous tumor.

by editor on July 5, 2011

We apologize for misreading the news but, c’mon, it was an easy mistake to make. We saw the words “cancer” and “Hugo Chavez” and immediately thought of the man’s history, not his health.

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Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez, two particularly aggressive forms of cancer that have caused the deaths of countless South Americans

The Miami Herald has the tale of the terrific tumor:

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez acknowledged Thursday night that a cancerous tumor caused his three-week hospital stay in Cuba — his first public admission that the illness that has kept him away so long is serious.

He revealed the diagnosis in a 15-minute evening speech, his first since falling ill 21 days ago. He stood thinner and stone-faced at a lectern, dressed in a long-sleeve black shirt with a red T-shirt underneath. From the start of his address, it was obvious that the normally jovial leader was about to reveal something bleak.

…A check-up revealed a pelvic abscess, which was drained and treated with antibiotics on June 11. Despite the favorable results, Chávez said, doctors noticed something worse: an abscessed tumor with cancerous cells. It was completely removed in a second surgery, he said, and he is now undergoing “complementary treatments to address diverse cells which were found.”

He did not clarify, but seemed to be alluding to chemotherapy. He did not disclose the type of cancer nor when the second surgery was performed.

If only it were as easy for the Venezuelan people to remove the cancer with which they’ve been afflicted for the last 15 years.

Source: Miami Herald

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11 Comments on "Hugo Chavez admits he is a cancerous tumor. Oh, wait. He admits he has a cancerous tumor."

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Buzzsaw
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Hey Gringo hope they don’t cut off your leetle doodle by mistake!

Not so silent
Member

I thought Hugo was a cancer?

brm
Member

… is that Olivia or sulphur that I smell ….?

hisham
Guest

I hope he’s prepared to meet his maker, shouldn’t be long now!

Sententia
Member

A fine example of Nature culling the herd.

Navyvet
Member

Where can I send a Get Worse card?

CO2Insanity
Admin

If they removed a cancerous tumor why is his head still attached?

perlcat
Member

Never thought that I’d root for cancer.

Learn something new every day.

Olivia
Member

Never thought that I’d root for cancer.

Learn something new every day
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Oh, it’s easy to “root for cancer” when you don’t know the person suffering from it, or any of his loved ones, or have to witness his struggles with it.

Terminal illness is the great leveler.

Always Sunny In Hell
Member

In keeping with siding with dictators, I heard obummer was going to start a limited incursion to help our allies… Long story short were using drones over Venezuela to bomb people upset about Hugo still being amongst the living.

Buck O'Fama
Guest

President Barack Obama declared the tumor was caused by Republican policies.

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