Guyana president returning to Cuba for cancer treatment


Guyana president returning to Cuba for cancer treatment

Friday, October 18, 2019

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – President David Granger said yesterday he will be travelling to Cuba on Saturday for a medical check-up after he had been diagnosed with non- Hodgkin Lymphoma last year.

“I have to return to Havana on Saturday… every 90 days I have to go for a check-up,” Granger told reporters on the sidelines of the accreditation ceremony for Germany's first woman ambassador, Ute König.

Since his diagnosis, Granger has undergone several rounds of radiotherapy treatment. He returned here in July this year after having been given the 'all clear' by his team of medical specialists in Cuba.

Granger, 77, is expected to lead the coalition – A Partnership for National Unity – into the March 2, 2020 regional and general elections here.

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