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

Reuters Last Updated at 08 Aug 2018, 19:08 IST Syrian Arab Republic

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 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. (Writing by Lisa Barrington; Editing by Catherine Evans)

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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