King's cancer cells removed

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ROCHESTER, MINNESOTA (AFP) - Surgeons removed malignant cancer cells from King Hussein of Jordan, who is expected to recover fully. Mohammed Adwan, the king's chief of protocol, said: 'It was contained totally and it had not spread anywhere else.'

King Hussein, 56, underwent surgery at the Mayo Clinic last Thursday to remove a blockage of the ureter. Doctors also removed the king's left kidney.

Mr Adwan said King Hussein's physician, Samir Farraj, told him the monarch was 'recovering very well' and was expected to be out of hospital in a few days.