FILE PHOTO: Lithuanian President candidate Saulius Skvernelis speaks throughout a public dialogue in Vilnius, Lithuania April eight, 2019. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins
VILNIUS (Reuters) – Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis mentioned on Wednesday he had been identified with early-stage lymphoma however would proceed working whereas present process most cancers remedy that was anticipated to run till early November.
Skvernelis wouldn’t cancel plans for upcoming conferences in Vilnius with the prime minister of neighboring Poland and the speaker of the Swedish parliament, his advisor instructed Reuters.
“The docs count on a full restoration, and so do I,” Skvernelis instructed reporters in Vilnius, talking in a hoarse voice. “At this stage, the best hazard for me is an an infection, so I will probably be protecting a distance and can do much less hand shakes.”
Skvernelis mentioned he had carried out his first chemotherapy session on Tuesday and would proceed these classes in addition to immunotherapy, which helps the immune system battle most cancers, till Nov. four to forestall a re-emergence of the illness.
The lymphoma was detected throughout a routine well being check-up following the nation’s presidential election in Might and was confirmed throughout surgical procedure carried out earlier this month.
“I’m a superb instance: do have well being checkups, even if you happen to really feel completely fantastic,” Skvernlis mentioned.
The subsequent normal election in Lithuania is deliberate for October subsequent 12 months.
Reporting By Andrius Sytas; modifying by Niklas Pollard