After spending three weeks in Cuba to undergo medical treatment for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, President David Granger returned to Guyana last night.

The President, in the company of First Lady, Sandra Granger, left Guyana on October 30 last for medical purposes. It was while in Cuba he was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, following an intensive series of tests by specialist doctors at the Centro de Investigaciones Medico Quirugicas (CIMEQ) in Havana.

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 but, according to reports, age, gender, and the strength of one’s immune system can determine the extent of the associated risks.

Given the diagnosis, the President’s medical team performed a number of medical interventions, including the first round of chemotherapy treatment. The President, according to reports out of the Embassy of Cuba earlier this week, has responded well to treatment and thus was given approval to return to Guyana.

It is, however, expected that President Granger may be required to return to Havana in a time prescribed by his medical team in order to examine and evaluate the progress of his recovery and to extend his schedule of treatment.

President Granger has expressed profound gratitude to all those who sent their well-wishes for his full and complete recovery.


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