The medical team has also stated that Dr Phillips will be in need of further treatment over the next few months as he continues in his public duties.While he is currently on leave as PNP President, he will continue to provide direction and guidance to the party, and will increase his level of public duties.Prime Minister Andrew Holness and many other politicians have congratulated Phillips on a successful surgery and wished him a speedy recovery. KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s opposition leader, Dr. Peter Phillips was recently successfully treated for stage 3 colon cancer.The initial health evaluation of Phillips, made weeks ago, resulted in “a diagnosis of stage 3 curable colon cancer.”A statement by Phillips’ medical team revealed that the People’s National Party (PNP) president underwent “complete and successful surgical removal of the cancer on March 23 and is now recovering comfortably at home.”
The hospital said Pele was in a “good condition” in terms of blood pressure and the respiratory system, and continues to receive antibiotics intravenously.Pele has had only one kidney since his playing days, when one was removed after complications from a rib broken while playing. The hospital did not say when Pele could leave the hospital although his son, former player Edinho, said it could happen by the end of the week. He was hospitalised on November 24 after being diagnosed with a urinary tract infection that stemmed from a surgery to remove kidney stones. Recent tests have shown no signs of the infection. Pele has been taken off intensive care as his condition continues to improve after the three-time World Cup winner was transferred to the hospital five days ago for kidney support treatment.The 74-year-old is now under “semi-intensive” care, the Albert Einstein Hospital said in a statement.”Pele is getting better,” he was “lucid, eating well” and has been “walking around” the room, the hospital added.