Paraguay's president Fernando Lugo diagnosed with cancer

Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo has been diagnosed with lymphoma, a cancer affecting the immune system, Health Minister Esperanza Martinez said Aug. 6.

The 59-year-old president is a former Catholic bishop. His five-year term is slated to end in August 2013.

The cancer, known as non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, was detected at an early stage, Martinez said.

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