Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez (L) and Vice-President Elias Jaua arrive at Simon Bolivar National airport in Maiquietia outside Caracas, Venezuela, on Aug. 14, 2011. Chavez returned from Cuba after receiving a second round of chemotherapy treatment for cancer. (Xinhua/Prensa Presidencial)
CARACAS, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said here Sunday that he felt well after the second phase of chemotherapy for his cancer.
"My examinations went very well and everything will end well," Chavez said in a telephone interview by Venezuelan state television network VTV.
"I was more affected by the first session of the therapy than by the second one," Chavez said, adding that he now has a good appetite.
The 57-year-old president said he was recovering and had begun a new stage in his life.
Chavez said he was not sure whether he needs a third phase, which he said depends on the evaluation of this week's progress.
The president underwent a surgery in Cuba to remove a cancerous tumor in his pelvic area in June and received the first phase of chemotherapy in mid-July.
Chavez returned from Havana Saturday after this round of chemotherapy and met with Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro and Vice President Elias Jaua in Miraflores presidential palace.