Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez says he will return to Cuba next week for medical testing.
In a brief telephone interview broadcast on Venezuelan state television, Chávez said the rigorous medical tests will evaluate his cancer treatment.
During the interview Chávez said he is undergoing constant treatment, exercising and consulting with doctors. He also said he is sunbathing.
President Chávez has said he finished a fourth and final round of chemotherapy in Cuba, but has not discussed what type of cancer he is battling.
Chávez had surgery in June to remove a tumor from his pelvic area.