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Doctors diagnose Argentinian president with thyroid cancer
Source: CNN International

Argentina's president will undergo surgery next week after doctors diagnosed her with thyroid cancer, a spokesman said Tuesday.

Routine medical tests last week uncovered papillary carcinoma in President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner's thyroid gland, presidential spokesman Alfredo Scoccimarro said.

Medical exams indicate that the cancer has not spread to her lymph nodes or grown beyond the thyroid gland, he said.

Doctors are scheduled to operate on Fernandez on January 4. She will take a medical leave and relinquish power to the South American nation's vice president from January 4-24, Scoccimarro said.

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