De Lima: 'Nothing to worry about' after physical exam

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 12) — Senator Leila De Lima dispelled any doubts on concerns about her health.

After a year in detention, Senator Leila De Lima was granted a reprieve Monday to undergo a medical checkup.

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De Lima was upbeat and in high spirits as she greeted hospital staff on her way to the Philippine Heart Center's radiology department where she would have a CT scan.

In a statement released after her check-up De Lima said there was "nothing to worry about."

"This is part of a routine medical check-up to determine if I should go through an operation to avoid any complications," she said.

The senator had to undergo the procedure after her doctor ordered it because an impression of a mass in her liver was found after a routine medical exam last February 15 at the Philippine National Police General Hospital.

Atty. Fhillip Sawali, De Lima's chief of staff, said, "Ang sabi po sa amin ng doktor malalaman na bukas ang resulta ng CT scan. Kung may susunod pang examinasyon, hindi ko pa yan masasabi. Nakadepende yan sa pagtingin ng kanyang attending physician kung kakailangan pa ng ibang test o procedure."

[Translation: The doctor told us that we will know the results of the CT scan tomorrow. We cannot say whether there will be other examinations. It will all depend on the diagnosis of her attending physican whether other tests or procedures will be needed.]