Chavez doesn’t have colon cancer or need chemo -ally
* Ex-Chavez VP says he is not gravely ill
* Chavez’s exact condition still not clear
CARACAS, July 10 (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez does not have colon cancer and does not currently need chemotherapy, his former vice president told Colombian media, without detailing Chavez’s exact condition.
Chavez staged a triumphant return to Venezuela on Monday after cancer surgery in Cuba but doubts remain as to whether he is strong enough to run the OPEC nation and whether he will be able to have a full-scale campaign for the 2012 presidential election.
“He is sick but he is not gravely ill,” Jose Vicente Rangel said in an interview with Colombia’s Semana magazine published on Saturday. “I know that the cancer he has is not colon (cancer) and that for the moment he will not need chemotherapy.”