Ex president Alberto Fujimori said “thank God I don’t have terminal cancer” in a video footage filmed at the National Institute of Neoplastic Illnesses (Inen), during his recent hospitalization.
Fujimori was taken to the Inen last week due to a relapse of his tongue cancer.
Yesterday, Pedro Sánchez, head of the Head and Neck Surgery Department of the National Institute of Neoplastic Illnesses (Inen), said that Fujimori “does not have terminal cancer.”
“Mr. Fujimori is a high-risk patient due to his actual cancer condition that started in 1997 when he was initially treated. This is highly important, if we related his state of mind and his depressive state that convey an incorrect immunological state,” said the doctor.
Fujimori was filmed at the hospital before been taken back to the Diroes headquarter where he is serving a 25-year sentence for crimes against humanity and corruption.
“I thank all those demonstrations of concern and solidarity with my health condition. I will continue to fight against this illness,” said Fujimori on a video disclosed by AFP news agency.