Syrian First Lady diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia

MENA

Published: 2024-05-21 11:12

Last Updated: 2024-06-19 00:12


Asma Fawaz al-Assad – the First Lady of Syria. (File photo: Getty)
Asma Fawaz al-Assad – the First Lady of Syria. (File photo: Getty)

The Syrian presidency said today that Asma al-Assad, the wife of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), following a comprehensive series of medical tests after several symptoms and clinical signs showed.


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“The First Lady will temporarily withdraw from all direct engagements as part of her treatment plan,” the statement said, adding that she will “adhere to a specialized treatment protocol that includes stringent infection preventive measures and appropriate social distancing.”

The announcement comes almost five years after she had said she fully recovered from Breast Cancer.