Thursday, May 5, 2011

Health Update: Leonard Peltier

May 3, 2011

As you know, in March, Leonard was allowed a biopsy to rule out prostate cancer. After a very long wait, for a test that should have yielded results within only a day or two, Leonard has finally been officially notified that he does not have cancer. This is reason for celebration, but we caution you about being overly optimistic about Leonard's health. His symptoms persist and new tests have been conducted. A diagnosis is long overdue for symptoms that presented so very long ago. Urologic disorders which can mimic prostate cancer also can be very serious indeed -- even leading to kidney failure. With Leonard's severe diabetes as a complicating factor, we should all continue to be very concerned about his wellbeing and overall quality of medical care. Please continue writing and calling the Bureau of Prisons to demand Leonard's transfer. For details and contact information, please see

LP-DOC - PO Box 7488 - Fargo, ND 58106
Phone: 701/235-2206; Fax: 701/235-5045

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