Brazil president Bolsonaro says he has a possible skin cancer

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday that he has a possible skin cancer, after a medical visit where he had a mole removed from his ear. The presidential office, however, said there is no sign that Bolsonaro has a cancer, adding that the president had been to a hospital in Brasilia in the afternoon.

Reuters December 12, 2019 07:11:22 IST
Brazil president Bolsonaro says he has a possible skin cancer

Brazil president Bolsonaro says he has a possible skin cancer

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday that he has a possible skin cancer, after a medical visit where he had a mole removed from his ear.

The presidential office, however, said there is no sign that Bolsonaro has a cancer, adding that the president had been to a hospital in Brasilia in the afternoon. "The president is in good health, without any indication of a skin cancer and is keeping his appointments for this week," said the statement.

Earlier, Bolsonaro also said he had been advised to cancel a trip to Salvador, in the state of Bahia, due to suffering from exhaustion.

(Reporting by Lisandra Paraguassu, writing by Carolina Mandl; editing by Chris Reese and Sandra Maler)

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