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Yasser Arafat's Doctors Rule Out Cancer

Yasser Arafat’s doctors have ruled out cancer in the Palestinian leader after receiving the results of a blood test, a member of his medical team said Wednesday.The diagnosis came a day after a hospital official said Arafat was suffering from a large gallstone. The gallstone, while extremely painful, is not life-threatening and can be easily treated, the official told The Associated Press. Arafat’s health has been the subject of intense speculation. Aides have insisted he is recovering from a bad case of the flu and is not suffering from a serious illness. However, they have played down his health problems in the past, apparently to avoid making him appear weak.Full Story

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