President of Colombia to undergo cancer tests at Johns Hopkins Hospital

The president of Colombia said Tuesday he will undergo medical tests at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore for a possible return of prostate cancer, according to Reuters.

Juan Manuel Santos, 65, had successful surgery four years ago in Colombia to remove a tumor in his prostate. However, increased levels of prostate-specific antigen were detected during a routine checkup. Mr. Santos' physician recommended he get further testing done as soon as possible, according to the report.

"This news has taken me and my family by surprise. I will travel tomorrow, exams will take place on Thursday and I will return on Friday," said Mr. Santos, according to the report. "I maintain confidence the results of these new exams will be positive," he added.

Mr. Santos won the Nobel Peace Prize last month for his efforts to bring a half-century long war with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, the Marxist rebels, to an end. The upcoming medical tests come as he tries to revive the FARC peace deal, which was rejected last month in a referendum, according to the report.

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