The elected president of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silvawas held this Sunday a laryngoscopy with results “within normality”after the intervention to remove a throat injury last month, according to the San Pablo hospital where he was treated.
In the tests that Lula had undergone on November 12, in addition to the small area of leukoplakia in the larynx, some inflammatory alterations were detected as a result of the vocal effort he made during the electoral campaign for the October elections, in those who defeated President Jair Bolsonaro.
Lula had anticipated on Friday that he would return to the hospital but to undergo routine examinations to review his situation in the throat. “The doctors asked me to stay longer without speaking but, honestly, No matter how hard I try, I can’t stay without speaking. I would only make it if I put an adhesive in my mouth“joked the leader and founder of the Workers’ Party (PT) at a press conference in Brasilia.
In any case, Lula said that after the exams in São Paulo, he would immediately return to Brasilia to continue leading the work of the government transition team and the negotiations with different political parties to set up the ministerial cabinet with which he will begin his term. mandate.
Lula, 77, underwent surgery on November 20 to remove a lesion on his left vocal cord, which was detected before the trip that the president-elect made to Egypt to participate in the COP27 climate summit. The doctors who treated him ruled out tumors due to an abnormal increase in cells in said lesion.
Lula was diagnosed with laryngeal cancer in 2011, from which he recovered the following year. The former union leader was a smoker for 50 years and gave up smoking in 2010, after being hospitalized for hypertension.