Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong says he’s free of cancer after treatment
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Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong says he’s free of cancer after treatment

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says he is free of prostate cancer after treatment.

The 63-year-old political leader is a two-time cancer survivor. He was treated for lymphoma more than two decades ago while serving as Singapore’s deputy prime minister and trade and industry minister.

Lee’s cancerous prostate gland was removed in February.

In a speech broadcast online Friday for the May Day holiday, Lee said he had a follow-up blood test two weeks ago. “Results were good,” he said to members of his cabinet and thousands of union workers in attendance.

He added, “Doctors gave me an all-clear.”

Lee also in his speech paid tribute to his late father Lee Kuan Yew for his contributions to Singapore’s labor movement.

Lee Kuan Yew died in March.