This Article is From Dec 12, 2019

Brazil President Says He Has Possible Skin Cancer, His Office Denies

The presidential office, however, said there is no sign that Jair Bolsonaro has a cancer, adding that the president had been to a hospital in Brasilia in the afternoon.

Brazil President Says He Has Possible Skin Cancer, His Office Denies

Jair Bolsonaro went for a medical visit where he had a mole removed from his ear. (File)

BRASILIA:

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday that he has a possible skin cancer, after a medical visit where he had a mole removed from his ear.

The presidential office, however, said there is no sign that Bolsonaro has a cancer, adding that the president had been to a hospital in Brasilia in the afternoon. "The president is in good health, without any indication of a skin cancer and is keeping his appointments for this week," said the statement.

Earlier, Bolsonaro also said he had been advised to cancel a trip to Salvador, in the state of Bahia, due to suffering from exhaustion.



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