Doctor: US man imprisoned in Cuba may have cancer
JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press
Updated 6:11 a.m., Tuesday, October 2, 2012
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A doctor says an American man imprisoned in Cuba may
have a cancerous growth on his shoulder, contradicting the Cuban
government's stance that his health is normal.
A lawyer for Alan Gross said Tuesday in a statement that an independent
physician reviewed medical records sent by Cuba. The doctor says that
the mass must be assumed to be cancerous unless proven otherwise.
Alan Gross' wife, Judy Gross, released a statement begging Cuban
President Raul Castro not to let her husband "die on your watch" and
asking that he be allowed to be diagnosed by a doctor of his choosing.
Gross, a 63-year-old U.S. government subcontractor from Montgomery
County, Md., has been in prison in Cuba since late 2009. His case has
become a sticking point in U.S.-Cuba relations.