June 28, 2022

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The mayor of Sao Paulo is suffering from “incurable” cancer

The mayor of Sao Paulo is suffering from "incurable" cancer

The capital Syro-Lebanese hospital announced on Friday that Sao Paulo Mayor Bruno Kovas has been in an “irreversible” clinical condition since the severity of the cancer of the digestive system he has been facing since 2019. Brazilian economy.

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“Mayor Bruno Kovas is being treated at a Syro-Lebanese hospital and is receiving analgesic and sedatives. The medical team considers the clinical picture irreversible,” according to a medical bulletin distributed by the establishment.

Mr Kovas, 41, was hospitalized on May 2 after being diagnosed with abdominal bleeding during previous tests to continue chemotherapy and immunotherapy.

In the wake of his deteriorating physical condition, Eidel, a member of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB, Center Right), requested a 30-day withdrawal to “fully dedicate himself” to his care. “My body wants me to devote more time to treatment that is entering a very serious phase,” he said in a statement posted on Twitter.


Cancer of the gastrointestinal tract, which then affected the lymph nodes, liver and bones, was diagnosed in October 2019 in this trained lawyer, enjoying the image of a moderate manager who differed from the great polarity of Brazilian politics.

Despite his illness, he continued as mayor of Brazil’s most populous city (12.3 million inhabitants) and suffered a crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, which killed nearly 29,000 people in Sao Paulo.

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Bruno Kovas signed to COVID-19 in August 2020, and was re-elected in November in the second round, with nearly 60% of the vote against left-wing spokesman Guilherme Boulos.