Cuba: Jailed American doesn't have cancer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Cuban government says a test shows an American imprisoned in Cuba doesn't have cancer, countering a previous statement by a US doctor.
Cuban officials released a statement to The Associated Press on Tuesday that says Cuban and American officials met Monday to discuss Alan Gross' health. The statement says an Oct. 24 biopsy confirmed that a lump on Gross' right shoulder is not cancerous. The statement says the test "could not be performed before due to Mr. Gross' refusal."
The statement says Gross' wife, a Washington resident, was given the test results.
Gross was arrested in December 2009 while in Cuba on a democracy building program paid for by the US government. A rabbi who saw Gross on Tuesday also told The Associated Press the growth was not cancerous.