President David Granger has completed his medical evaluation in Havana, Cuba. Granger left for Cuba on Saturday last to undergo a follow-up medical evaluation by doctors at Centro de Investigaciones Medico Quirurgicas (Centre for Surgical Medical Research) CIMEQ. Granger was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a type of cancer that develops in a network of vessels and glands spread throughout the body. The announcement was made on November 14, 2018.
A statement from Guyana’s Embassy in Cuba on Tuesday stated that the team of Cuban medical specialists confirmed that the President’s medical examination shows that he has improved to the satisfaction of his doctors and that he is in good health. The President’s health has been an issue of concern following his diagnoses with cancer in 2018.
“The specialists iterated that the President responded very well to the treatment at CIMEQ in Cuba and that the Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma remains in remission,” the statement said.
Granger is expected in Guyana today.
Last October, almost one year after being diagnosed with cancer, Granger was said to be in remission. At that time, medical specialists expressed complete satisfaction with the state of the President’s health. In complete remission, all signs and symptoms of cancer disappear, although cancer still may be in the body.