Chavez returns Venezuela after ’successful’ cancer treatment in Cuba.The Venezuelan president returns home after cancer treatment in Cuba.
He has successfully completed a course of radiotherapy for cancer.Mr Chavez hugged ministers on the runway in Caracas and broke into song in front of TV cameras.
“In the last few days we successfully completed the radiation cycle, as planned by the medical team,” he said.
The socialist leader said he needs to continue following doctors’ orders “so I can recover from the normal effects, the expected effects, from the radiotherapy treatment.”
“I come with great optimism that this treatment will have the effects we hope for, always asking God to help us and give us the miracle of life to keep serving,” he said after 11 days in Cuba.
Officials have said that Mr Chavez’s low profile in recent weeks has been due to the effects of radiotherapy.
However, there had been speculation his condition might be more serious than has been revealed.