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Argentine President Has Cancer

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A spokesperson for the Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced that Kirchner has thyroid cancer, reports The New York Times. The spokesperson says the papillary thyroid carcinoma was found last week and that there was no "existence of metastasis."

Kirchner will undergo surgery next week, and will be taking a three-week leave of absence from the presidency during which Vice President Amado Boudo will take over for her.

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