George Louca's cancer inoperable & untreatable

Louca has stage 4 malignant mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer affecting the membrane lining of the lungs.

A file image of Cypriot George Louca as he makes a brief appearance in the Kempton Park Magistrates Court on numerous charges. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - George Louca's medical report has revealed the full extent of his illness and that the Cypriot's cancer is inoperable and untreatable.

Eyewitness News is in possession of Louca's medical report from the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria.

Louca was extradited from Cyprus last year to stand trial for the 2010 murder of Lolly Jackson but it's believed he holds the key to several underworld killings.

In a letter signed by the hospital's CEO, Doctor Ernest Kenoshi, it's confirmed an open chest biopsy of a tumor on Louca's right lung was done earlier this month.

It's revealed Louca has stage four malignant mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer affecting the membrane lining of the lungs.

He was assessed by medical and radiation oncologists and it was decided that his cancer is neither surgically removable nor treatable by chemotherapy.

In one report, a radiation oncologist describes the prognosis as extremely bleak with a limited life expectancy.

Doctors have suggested a palliative course of radiotherapy to relieve his symptoms.

Last week, Louca was discharged from hospital to a prison.

Only when Cypriot diplomats intervened, was he moved to a hospital wing of another facility.