Syrian first lady Asma al-Assad treated for breast cancer: state media

Published August 9, 2018, 8:32 AM

by Patrick Garcia

By Reuters

BEIRUT – Syrian first lady Asma al-Assad has started treatment for early stage breast cancer, Syrian state media reported on Wednesday.

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad sits next to his wife, Asma Assad in this handout picture provided by Syrian Arab News Agency on August 8, 2018, Syria.SANA/Handout via REUTERS/ MANILA BULLETIN
Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad sits next to his wife, Asma Assad in this handout picture provided by Syrian Arab News Agency on August 8, 2018, Syria.SANA/Handout via REUTERS/ MANILA BULLETIN

A photo published by the state news agency SANA and the Syrian presidency showed Asma al-Assad, 42, hooked up to a drip smiling and sitting next to her husband President Bashar al-Assad in what appeared to be a hospital room.

“Asma al-Assad begins the first stage of treatment for a malignant tumor of the breast which was discovered early,” said a statement issued on the presidency’s Telegram feed.

A former investment banker, Asma al-Assad was born and raised in London to Syrian parents. She married Assad in 2000.

 
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