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Chavez reveals tumor was cancerous

CARACAS - President Hugo Chavez revealed Sunday that a new tumor recently removed from his pelvic area was of the same type of cancer as a baseball-sized growth extracted taken from his body about eight months ago.

In his first TV appearance in nine days, Chavez, 57, said the surgery and tests showed the tumor was “a recurrence of the initially diagnosed cancer.’’

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