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Hollande makes health admission

PARIS:

French President Francois Hollande has said he was treated for a swollen prostate just before he ran for office, declaring after a radio station revealed the issue that the condition was "benign". The health of French leaders has been a sensitive issue since Francois Mitterrand kept his prostate cancer secret for more than a decade of his 14 years as president. He died less than a year after leaving office in 1995.

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