King Norodom Sihanouk has undergone chemotherapy for cancer of the prostate which
was discovered several months ago.
In a message from China, where he is undergoing treatment, the King said his doctors
had removed a cancerous tumor but more treatment was needed to keep it from resurfacing
in another part of his body.
"The chemotherapy is difficult treatment and requires many months to kill the
cancer," the 70-year-old monarch said. "The treatment by chemotherapy will
make me more exhausted and...will make me vomit and lose my hair."
If chemotherapy is not effective, the King said, he would have to undergo radiotherapy
and take traditional Chinese medicine. - AP