President David Granger departed Guyana for Cuba this morning to undergo a follow-up medical evaluation by his doctors at Centro de Investigaciones Medico Quirurgicas (Center for Surgical Medical Research) CIMEQ.

The Head of State, who is accompanied by First Lady, Sandra Granger, received positive feedback last October from the Cuban Medical specialists about his recovery from Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL). He was informed that his ailment, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) was in remission. This visit is a scheduled one.

The President was diagnosed with the illness in October, 2018.

According to the American Cancer Society, NHL is a cancer that starts in white blood cells called lymphocytes, which are part of the body’s immune system. NHL is a term that’s used for many different types of lymphoma that all share some of the same characteristics. There is another main type of lymphoma, called Hodgkin lymphoma, which is treated differently. NHL most often affects adults, but children can get it too. NHL usually starts in lymph nodes or other lymph tissue, but it can sometimes affect the skin.


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