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    US urges Cuba to allow Md. man to see US doctor

    Posted on Wednesday, 10.03.12

    US urges Cuba to allow Md. man to see US doctor
    By BRADLEY KLAPPER
    Associated Press

    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration wants an American imprisoned in
    Cuba to see his personal physician amid concerns he may have a cancerous
    growth on his shoulder.

    State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland says Maryland native Alan
    Gross should be released. Short of that, she says Gross should be
    allowed to see a U.S. doctor.

    The 63-year-old Gross has been in prison since 2009. He was a U.S.
    government subcontractor when he was arrested for bringing illegal
    communications equipment into the country. His case has become a thorn
    in U.S.-Cuba relations.

    Cuba says Gross' health is normal.

    But an American physician who reviewed medical records sent by Cuba says
    Gross may have a cancerous growth. Radiologist Dr. Alan A. Cohen
    believes the mass appeared months ago and must be presumed cancerous
    unless proven harmless.

    http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/10/03/3032634/us-urges-cuba-to-allow-md-man.html