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A false alarm for President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner who had surgery for suspected thyroid cancer Argentina president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner There was good – and not so good – news for Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, who had surgery for suspected thyroid cancer last week. Tests show she didn’t have cancer after all.
Surgeons 'reach peak performance between 35 and 50' (… but how do you check once you're on the operating table) Patients can expect safer care if their surgeon is aged 35 to 50, research suggests.
Nearly 2,000 people in Britain are diagnosed with thyroid cancer but the outlook can be good when diagnosed early Just months after her landslide election victory last October, Argentinian president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner – dubbed the next Eva Peron – is having treatment for thyroid cancer. The 58-year-old had surgery last week and the good news for her and the 1,800 Britons diagnosed with the condition each year is that the outlook is generally good when the cancer is caught early. President Fernandez of Argentina was undergoing treatment for thyroid cancer but it was announced on Saturday she did not actually have the disease What and where is the thyroid It’s a gland in the front of the neck which produces hormones that control metabolism.