Syrian First Lady Asma al-Assad treated for breast cancer - report
A photo published by the state news agency SANA and the Syrian presidency showed Asma al-Assad, 42, hooked up to a drip smiling next to her husband in what appeared to be a hospital room.
BEIRUT - Syrian First Lady Asma al-Assad has started treatment for early-stage breast cancer, Syrian state media reported on Wednesday.
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 tumour 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.
Mrs. Asma Al-Assad (The first lady) begins the initial phase to treat a malignant breast tumor which was discovered at an early stage. pic.twitter.com/JzCK7jss6T— Majd Fahd 🇸🇾 (@Syria_Protector) August 8, 2018