Colombia's Santos to undergo radiation for cancer scare

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) " Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says he'll undergo radiation to treat high levels of a prostate-specific antigen, though his doctors say that doesn't represent a return of cancer.

Santos' doctors delivered their prognosis Monday based on tests last week at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore.

The doctors assure that there's no indication that a tumor removed in 2012 had returned. Still, they're closely monitoring what they described as a barely detectable but abnormally high level of the antigen.

They say this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner will have to take a non-hormonal and non-chemotherapy drug whose possible side effects will be managed through a single session of radiation.

His doctors say the radiation won't affect his activities and described the president's overall health as good.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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