BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's vice president says he has prostate cancer and has begun radiation therapy to destroy what he calls a microscopic tumor.
Angelino Garzon's announcement Monday of his diagnosis comes less than a month after President Juan Manuel Santos announced that he had prostate cancer.
Santos had a tumor in his prostate removed on Oct. 3 and is back at work.
Garzon, a former union leader, turns 66 in a week. This is only his latest medical setback since he and Santos took office in 2010. First, he had open heart surgery. In June, he suffered a cerebral hemorrhage from which he is still recuperating.
Garzon suggested in a statement that he might step down. His wife has also been ailing. Under the constitution, Colombia's congress would elect his successor.