Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who survived lymphoma cancer in 2009, was pronounced healthy by doctors after a routine exam. Rousseff's health was within normal levels, according to a statement released by her office following the check-up at the Sirio-Libanes Hospital in Sao Paulo, one of South America's leading cancer treatment centers.
Rousseff underwent chemotherapy in 2009 and briefly wore a wig, but the cancer went into remission and she appeared to be in good health by the time she staged her winning campaign for the presidency in 2010.
Concerns over her health have faded since then, although a bout with pneumonia and a lengthy recovery in 2011 have kept the issue on some investors' radar screens.
Her predecessor and political mentor former president Lula da Silva also revealed after leaving office that he was suffering from throat cancer. He has been attending regularly the Sirio-Libanes hospital and lately check-ups are routine.
Apparently he has also survived cancer since he campaigned actively and extensively in the recent municipal elections helping to turn around Sao Paulo City which is back in control of the ruling Workers Party.