The former President of the Dominican Republic, Danilo Medina, reported tonight that he has prostate cancer, which was diagnosed in the United States.
The former President returned this afternoon from Miami, United States, where he has been treated for the disease.
Medina said that the cancer was curable and that he would have to travel to the United States to continue treatment.
“I want to thank all the people, colleagues, and friends who have been interested in my state of health in recent weeks, and I am heading to the country on this occasion to inform you that I have been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Since January, I have undergone different tests to determine this diagnosis. After undergoing treatment in the country that did not yield the expected results and on the recommendation of my regular doctors, I subsequently made two trips to the United States.
The first trip was for a biopsy and the second for an extension study, which will allow for determining the most appropriate type of treatment.
I also inform you that I will be forced to travel again shortly to carry out complementary studies and the treatment you advised me of.
Despite the situation, I want to share that my wife, daughters, and I feel calm and hopeful because the doctors have told us that it is curable cancer, and we trust in it with God’s help. Once again, my sincere thanks to all.