A series of medical tests have confirmed that President David Granger’s medical complications have been linked to cancer. According to an official statement released by the Embassy of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana in the Republic of Cuba it was after undergoing a series of medical tests, the President’s diagnosis of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma was revealed. Adult non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a disease in which malignant cancer cells form in the lymph system. The major types of lymphoma are Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma can be indolent or aggressive. Age, gender, and a weakened immune system can affect the risk of adult non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

The report out of Cuba suggests that President Granger was placed in the Centro de Investigaciones Medico Quirurgicas (CIMEQ) on Thursday, November 1, where he underwent a surgical procedure.  However on Tuesday, November 6 he was discharged from CIMEQ and returned to his official accommodation.

Based on the Embassy information too, yesterday medical personnel commenced a second phase of treatment on the President and he is likely to be placed in CIMEQ for a further two to three days. During this time, the President has been working and resting in accordance with the advice he has been receiving from his doctors. “He is in fine form and a good frame of mind. He is expected to fully recover under the supervision of his doctors,” the Embassy statement added.

President Granger arrived in Havana on Tuesday, October 30, in the company of his wife, First Lady Sandra Granger, initially, for a medical investigation which was deemed necessary because of an unusual physical discomfort. He was received by a Cuban Medical Team which commenced the first phase of medical examination.



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