Chavez Announces He Has Another Tumor And Needs To Be Operated

February 21, 2012

All the rumors have been confirmed, Chavez has another tumor “in the same place” and has to be operated. He came out to “deny” the rumors by confirming that they were all true.

(Devil is at the beach)

65 Responses to “Chavez Announces He Has Another Tumor And Needs To Be Operated”

    • Ronaldo Says:

      How are the Castro brothers holding up with their money source in trouble?
      Will fidel personally supervise the operation? Fidel believes he can decide on everything else in Cuba. Why not?

  1. m_astera Says:

    It’s hard for me to think of anyone deserving more schadenfreude than this guy has coming.

  2. It’s obvious that you can’t believe anything Thugo says. Who knows if he’s using real health issues to promote his cause and get re-elected as a “martyr” of sorts. He’s already talking about God and “la virgencita”.

    Or lying about the real severity of the illness, instead of admitting a plausible recurrence of a CANCER, or metastasis.

    Or maybe both. That’s how much he is addicted to power, and will do anything to stay in power.

    So he mysteriously goes back again to Cuba to be treated? What’s the deal with that? It’s not Germany or the USA, or Switzeraland, or where ever you can get the best possible medical treatment. Or why not fly 10 top oncology doctors from many countries to Caracas just for him? Because he can’t trust the pathetic conditions of Vzla’s clinics?

    It’s just FISHY, as always, anyway you look at it. Twisted.False. Wicked.

    I’ll say what a lot of people do think and don’t dare to spit out: I hope the guy cracks.

    Hundreds of people die because of his regime every week. Millions have been suffering, and had to leave the country. Millions could be healthier and doing a lot better with Chavez GONE.

    What I do believe is in a little thing called Karma.

    • Ira Says:

      I get where you’re coming from 100%. And this line of thought has been brought up here before.

      I’ll simply counter it, based on my opinion alone, that I don’t think he’s going to make his illness MORE serious than it actually is, since he’s been concealing the facts from the start.

  3. After 13 years in power, the least Thugo could have done is improve the Vzla’s health care “system” as if there were one.

    So he has to go to Cuba for treatment? He should stay in a 23 de Enero barrrio, or in Guatire see what most people deal with.

  4. Bicho Malo Tarda en Morir Says:

    Lesion?? He can’t even bring himself to say “tumor”…

  5. Stephanie Says:

    Yes, I did it! I conspired to give Chavez cancer again! After all, everything is the U.S. fault so I must have SOME part in it!

    • NorskeDiv Says:

      Well you pay taxes so you are sort of part of it. I work at the HAARP facility where we direct radiation into Chavez which causes his cancers. It is the same sort of radiation that causes cellphone cancer (oncohandykrebs), simply beamed over a very long distance using top secret properties of physics no one else knows about.

      We also cause all the worlds earthquakes, hurricanes and always make your toast land the butter side down.

  6. moctavio Says:

    From tonight’s Wall Street Journal article:

    Alan Venook, head of the gastrointestinal cancer program at University of California, San Francisco, said that despite sketchy details, “this is probably ominous. If they’re doing another operation, the chance this would be self-contained would be very small.”

    Dr. Venook said it is likely the recurrent tumor, which Mr. Chávez said Tuesday measured about two centimeters in diameter, or less than an inch, was too small to be causing symptoms, so it was probably caught on imaging scans as part of surveillance after his previous surgery. Catching it early could improve Mr. Chávez’s chances of survival, at least in the near term, Dr. Venook said. Even if is isn’t contained, “he could go many months or a year or two and be quite functional,” he added. “But he’s 57. Is he going to live to be 75? Likely not.”

    The fact that the tumor recurred relatively quickly after being removed “is not a good sign,” said Axel Grothey, professor of oncology at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. “The next year or two will be really critical for him as a patient…All of these political things aside, he is someone who is fighting for his life.”

    • Syd Says:

      This makes a lot of sense. First, that at least one of the observations admit to sketchy details. Second, that Ch could continue to live for a few more years, though with doubtful quality of life.

    • Ira Says:

      Miguel–we have to assume the tumor is much larger than two centimeters, because Chavez SAID that it’s two centimeters.

      Assuming this to be the case–assuming Chavez is lying which is always a smart assumption to make–I don’t think it’s too small to be causing problems, and it wasn’t caught on imaging scans:

      He’s hurting, and the only way he would go under the knife again is if it WAS causing him problems.

      I mean, shouldn’t we all remember that from a few months ago to just last WEEK, he’s been claiming to be completely clean and cured? And all of a sudden, this?

      • NET Says:

        Two centimeters in the duodenum, for example, is big.

        • Ira Says:

          Two centimeters on my penis is huge as well, but where did Chavez or anyone else say that it’s the duodenum?

        • NET Says:

          For example, it’s also big in the pancreas, lung, and many other places. The point is, it’s not small unless in some out of the way place where it does not compromise a major organ or gastrointestinal conduit The duodenum, rectum, prostate (probably not), sarcoma of the peritoneum, even the sinuses have all been rumored to be starting places.

  7. Carolina Says:

    Miguel, when is your birthday…?

    • moctavio Says:

      End of April

      • Carolina Says:

        I still think he’s lying but how about if your prediction will come true??

        • moctavio Says:

          Well, I dont thinks he is telling the whole truth, but he admitted more today. My prediction maybe off by a month or two, but so far everything is playing according to schedule. If Chavez went to get treatment and were operated somewhere else, I would believe he could last years, but the Cubans don’t have the latest and he did not receive a full chemo treatment. Add the many drygs he is using and things could get complicated at any time.

  8. Carolina Says:

    Of course, all this is assuming he is telling the truth. He might just be trying to get sympathy after realizing he is losing the presidential run….
    Chavez is a liar.

    • CharlesC Says:

      You know,I just knew they would revive the “sympathy for Chavez”-I believe they will play that all the way to the election…

    • megaescualidus Says:

      Is HC loosing the presidential run? Are you sure? He probably has it more difficult than he thought, but as far as loosing (as of, having fewer votes than the opposition), I’m not sure.

      Are there any poll numbers reflecting what the vote intent may be right now, between Capriles and HC?

      • NET Says:

        Do not believe any electoral encuestas in Venezuela. Chavistas and public employees are afraid to say anything but the party line to interviewers since they don’t know who the encuestadoras really represent, and fear that their answers may be used against them in retaliation. I heard Yepez Gil of Datanalisis scoff at the possibility of Chavez winning his first presidency just 2 months before the election. The other problem is that most encuestadoras are open to the highest bidder (not DATOS, however), and we all know who has the most money to throw around!!!

        • moctavio Says:

          I disagree, Consultores 21 has been very good, Datanalisis has also been precise, but they have tried to hedge their bets a couple of times.

          I heard the same thing during the primaries and they were all quite correct.

        • NET Says:

          Once again, Yepez, owner of Datanalisi, told a room of 200 2 months before Chavez won big his first presidential election that, “He didn’t have a chance.” Of course, the Adecos were paying him then, as I believe from some of his results since then, the Chavistas have at least been paying him some times. I have worked in market research, made many questionnaires, and know that particularly the Venezuelans by culture, and more importantly by fear in this political environment, will not speak badly about Chavez unless they’re already Opposition. This fact is very difficult, if not impossible, to design a questionnaire to factor out. One of the suppositions of the great Primaries success is that some disgruntled Chavistas voted, since they were not afraid of discovery due to destroyed voting records, no captahuellas, etc.

  9. OldSouth Says:

    Off topic, I know, but I just spotted this news:

    Any local news about this?

  10. Syd Says:

    Unlike our friend GWEH who graduated from the Maybe Skool of Medicine, I know practically nothing about cancer. Nor do I know whether a cancerous regrowth can be operate on a second time, after a year’s “remission”. What I do know, from personal experience, is that even benign cysts (on bone) can grow back, and cause one to undergo surgery a second time — all within the span of a year.

    All this to say, I think it’s premature to be preparing the casket.

    • GWEH Says:

      Syd, I’m just echoing Bocaranda and know more about cancer and anabolic steroids than you. I’m very aware of AA use terminally ill patients. Thank you.

    • GWEH Says:

      HCF’s cancer is down there (prostate, rectum, etc). These cancers are not helped by AS. That is what the Brasilian docs told the Cuban and Venezuelan docs (as per Bocaranda). This is medically factually correct and I agree.

  11. Every pig has its saturday Says:

    1) He thanked “los santos de la sabana”… His mind was playing tricks, because he normally says “los santos” and “los espíritus de la sabana”, nodding to catholics and to “santeros”.

    2) What was he visiting? An empty warehouse?

    3) Bocaranda deserves a Pulitzer.

    4) Since the cancer came back to “the same place”, I am sure that an update on his survival odds is grim. The treatment is not working….

    • chamo Says:

      Really..?????? He always says “los santos de la Sabana” He’s a little streesed, but the country still loves him.

  12. GWEH Says:

    HCF was/is hitting the juice (anabolic steroids) i.e. testosterone; a double-edge sword for the cancer patient. Maybe prednisone too. Maybe primobolan and nandrolone too but me thinks just test. This will just keep his mood and pecker up while preventing muscle wasting. His bp must be high and needs attention too. He’s still on track for April demise….

  13. megaescualidus Says:

    So, it is looking like HC may not be able to campaign as needed in the next couple of weeks. I think Capriles and the MUD should campaign full steam ahead. As I’ve said before, you never know what nasty trick HC will pull out his sleeve before October.

    • megaescualidus Says:

      BTW, once again, HC will not go under the knife in Venezuela. He’d rather be operated in Cuba. No surprises here…

      • deananash Says:

        If I were Chavez, I’d be weary of a Cuban “operation” at this time. Yes, he’s been their handmaiden, but with the writing on the wall, if I were in charge in Cuba, I’d rather take Chavez out now, by ‘surprise’ as it were, in the hope that I could maintain control over Venezuela’s petro.

        And it’s oh-so-easy to die from such an operation.

        (I know the Chavitas monitor this, so I’m hoping that this gives “El Supremeo II” something else to worry about.)

  14. Alex Dalmady Says:

  15. Albionboy Says:

    The emperor is naked and he can’t hide the tumors,
    the stooges he’s got mouthing his garbage must be
    wondering if to gas-up their private jets.

    • deananash Says:

      Absolutely it’s time for them to leave. Fortunately, or unfortunately, depending on your position, most are too greedy to simply leave. And so, they will (hopefully) receive a good portion of what they’ve got coming (justice) in this life, to say nothing of the next.

  16. “He came out to “deny” the rumors by confirming that they were all true.”

    Are you at the beach echándote palos with a certain bipolar rodent?

  17. loroferoz Says:

    So, Nelson Bocaranda was on target on this one… The man was in Cuba, and he must have surgery.

  18. John Barnard Says:

    So he’s going back to Cuba?

  19. island canuck Says:

    Don’t you just love how Diosdado & Isea now have egg all over their faces for lying to the people AGAIN about the health & rumours about Chavez.

    Of course what he has admitted too & what is actually the truth are two very different animals.

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