Vázquez will leave his position next week for a couple of days to carry out studies. From then, decisions will be made in agreement with the doctor of the Presidency, Mario Zelarayán, who will propose which course of treatment to follow.
The president said yesterday that if he has to carry out any treatment it will take place in Uruguay because "advanced medical technology that places us within the first countries of the world."
Vázquez, 79, is set to be in office until March 2020. He is an oncologist. On several occasions, he has said he chose the profession after his parents and a sister died from cancer. He was a smoker until he quit aged 24.