Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
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Brazil ex-President Lula diagnosed with throat cancer

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been diagnosed with throat cancer.

The 66-year-old has a tumour in his larynx, a statement from the Sirio-Libanes Hospital in Sao Paulo said.

"After multiple investigations, initial chemotherapy will start in the next few days. The patient is well," the statement read.

Paulo Cabral reports.

  • 30 Oct 2011
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