By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has been diagnosed with throat cancer, São Paulo’s leading Sírio-Libanês Hospital said on Saturday, and will undergo chemotherapy as part of his treatment.
Initial complaints of a sore throat and hoarser-than-normal voice are said to have led doctors to the tumor, which is on the former president’s larynx and reported to be approximately 2-3cm in size.
Clinicians at the hospital said he is "doing great" and will be an outpatient, with treatment set . . .