Last remaining seats to the Jpost 2017 Annual Conference! Get your special offer now

Colombian president to have prostate cancer surgery

October 2, 2012 02:11

BOGOTA - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on Monday that he would undergo surgery for prostate cancer this week but that the tumor was minor and non-aggressive.

"It's a small tumor located on the prostrate gland and it's a good prognosis, it's not aggressive," the 61-year-old president said in an address to the nation from the presidential palace in Bogota, flanked by his doctor and his wife.

Santos, who took office two years ago and has just begun negotiations with Colombia's FARC guerrillas, said he would undergo surgery on Wednesday.

"I am going to stay in the clinic a few days. I will be subject to a few physical limitations, but I will continue exercising my functions as President of the Republic," he said.

Share this article via
from around the web
Related Content
Breaking news
April 28, 2017
China reportedly threatens North Korea with sanctions


Top Stories
Israel Weather
  • 13 - 27
    Beer Sheva
    15 - 23
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 13 - 24
    15 - 23
  • 21 - 33
    17 - 31