Anticipating Chemotherapy Effects Lula Goes Bald and Beardless

Marisa shaves Lula Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the former president of Brazil, famous for his beard for decades, got a new look after his wife Marisa Leticia shaved off his iconic beard and his thick head of hair ahead of chemotherapy therapy for throat cancer.

Pictures released by the former leader’s press office showed a sequence ending with a bald and beardless Lula da Silva, though still with his moustache, after his wife shaved him.

The look is a radical departure from the hirsute appearance that Lula da Silva, 66, has had throughout his public life and since he began his career as a union leader in the seventies.

Earlier this month the former Brazilian president completed a first chemotherapy session without complications after he was diagnosed with the most common form of throat cancer. Apparently no metastasis has developed.

The former smoker, who is known for his raspy voice, is scheduled to undergo three rounds of chemotherapy at 21-day intervals by year’s end, followed by radiation therapy in January.

His doctors have rated Lula’s prospects for recovery as “very good.”

The ex-president, who stepped from power in 2010 after two four year mandates and was replaced by Dilma Rousseff, was diagnosed with cancer in October. He underwent surgery soon after.

President Rousseff, who also received chemotherapy treatment for a lymphatic cancer in 2009 when she was a cabinet minister visited her political mentor at his home together with Health Minister Alexandre Padilha and said that the Brazilian leader was “in good spirits and doing fine.”

Lula has been visited by other Brazilian members of the political system and has received support messages from world leaders as well as from thousands of admirers.

Mercopress

Tags:

You May Also Like

Lula Renews Appeal to Save Brazilian from Firing Squad in Indonesia

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva ordered on Friday, February 10, that "additional ...

Home Stretch

Wishful thinking as Cardoso looks ahead to last year of his mandate. The President ...

Brazil Approves Purchase of Valtra by AGCO

U.S.-based AGCO Corporation, a global manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, announced today that ...

A New Obligatory Stop If You Want to Import from Brazil

Exporters from the Brazilian southern state of Paraná are the first to become part ...

Brazilian Government to Pay for Cultural Courses Abroad

Brazil’s Ministry of Culture has launched a new initiative for Brazilians to take courses ...

Fernando Inácio Henrique Lula da Silva of Brazil

Overseas, President Lula says everything we would love him to say. He criticizes the ...

Red Light for Interests in US Gives Green Light to Brazilian Bulls

Latin American stocks were mixed to higher, with Brazilian shares gaining, as sluggish U.S. ...

In Praise of Hymen

By Brazzil Magazine Sexual Honor and Republican Law At the end of the nineteenth ...

Brazil’s Women Power Movement to Vote and Be Voted

Groups of women from around the country are meeting to encourage female participation in ...

Dear Cousins

The truth had neither suppressed the anguish nor put an end to the pity ...