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Hugo Chavez finishes 4th round of chemotherapy
Venezuela's Hugo Chavez says he finished 4th round of chemotherapy and hopes it was his last
By The Associated Press

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) ' President Hugo Chavez said Wednesday that he finished his fourth round of chemotherapy in Cuba and expressed optimism that he will not require any further treatment.

"We hope it's sufficient and no more is needed," Chavez said from Havana in a broadcast by Venezuelan state television.

He did not elaborate.

Earlier Wednesday, Venezuelan Vice President Elias Jaua said Chavez's health was steadily improving.

Chavez "is doing well, better every day," since beginning treatment after flying to the island Saturday, Jaua said. He did not offer further details.

Chavez underwent surgery in Cuba in June to remove a tumor from the pelvic region. Since then, he has undergone three rounds of chemotherapy, and has said this should be the final phase.

Chavez has said previously that tests have shown no signs of a recurrence.

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