Terminally ill Hugo Chavez is taking an opiate '100 times stronger than morphine' to get relief from cancer, reveal sources.
According to doctors treating him, Chavez, 57, is expected to live only for a few months
According to The Daily Mail, the aggressive cancer has spread to his bones, and he is suffering from the side effects of chemotherapy.
Despite his life threatening illness, Chavez is seeking re-election for a third time and registered his candidacy last Friday at the National Electoral Council.
Sources within the president's medical team doubt if he will live to see the results on October 7.
The medical report also reveals that Chavez is suffering from rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancerous tumour of the muscles attached to the bones, with metastasis.
The dire prediction come weeks after Chavez said he was making 'progressive recovery' after undergoing cancer treatment in Cuba.