WORLD Brazil's president says he has possible skin cancer

WORLD

Brazil's president says he has possible skin cancer

Xinhua

15:54, December 12, 2019

35913baed0aa45b384d479d9b8f24474.png

File photo of Jair Bolsonaro. (Photo: CGTN)

RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday that he has a possible skin cancer after he had a mole removed from his ear.

Bolsonaro said he was given anesthesia during the operation in the Brazilian Air Force Hospital earlier in the day.

"I was so tired that I just lay down on the bed and slept," he said.

"I have fair skin and I spent much time fishing in my life, I like it very much," the president said. "So there is a chance of skin cancer."

However, the presidency's Communication Secretariat said in a statement that the president is in good health, with no indication of a skin cancer.

Related Stories

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue