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US Secretary of Defense will return this Tuesday after hospitalization

The US Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austinsuffering from cancer, will return to his duties on Tuesday after being hospitalized, his doctors said in a statement broadcast this Monday by the Pentagon.

“Austin”underwent non-surgical procedures under general anesthesia to resolve his bladder problem“, notes the statement.

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We anticipate a successful recovery and will monitor him closely overnight.“, To add.

The current bladder problem is not expected to alter his expected full recovery.” It is “Your cancer prognosis remains excellent”, explains the medical team.

Austin’s health has come under scrutiny following several recent hospitalizations for prostate cancer, about which he has remained silent.

On Sunday, Austin was transferred to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and in the evening he was admitted to the intensive care unit.

According to him Pentagonthe Under Secretary of Defense, Kathleen Hicksassumed the functions and duties”By Austin.

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The Defense Secretary apologized earlier this month after being heavily criticized for keeping previous hospitalizations secret. He said he was still recovering, that his legs hurt and that he used a golf cart to get around the Pentagon.

The Pentagon chief’s absences occur at a time when U.S faces a spiral of crisis Middle Eastwith almost daily attacks by Iranian-backed fighters against US forces in Iraq It is Syria.

Austin is also a key figure in the Democratic president’s governing attempts Joe Biden to maintain support Ukraine after the Russian invasion.

Source: Elcomercio

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