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Venezuela’s Chavez flies to Cuba for more treatment

CARACAS — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez flew back to Cuba for more radiation treatment after his latest cancer surgery. Surrounded by military guards of honor, the Venezuelan leader boarded a Havana-bound plane at Maiquetia International Airport at about 9:15 pm local time (0145 GMT Sunday). Earlier in the day, Chavez…

New study casts doubt on lung cancer treatment

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A controversial radiation treatment for patients who’ve had lung cancer surgery may not help elderly people live longer, U.S. researchers have found. Postoperative radiotherapy, or PORT, is thought to cut the chances that a tumor will return. But it can damage the heart and lungs,…