Syria's First Lady Starts Breast Cancer Treatment


Syria's presidency announced Wednesday that first lady Asma Assad has begun treatment for breast cancer.

The presidency posted on its Facebook page a photo of President Bashar Assad sitting next to his wife in what appeared to be a hospital room with an IV in her left arm.

The statement posted with the photo says the "malignant tumor" was discovered in its early stages and wished her a speedy recovery.

Such public announcements are uncommon in the Arab world, where cancer is considered a taboo.

The 42-year-old Asma Assad is originally from the central province of Homs. She was born and raised in Britain before moving back to Syria after meeting the president.

The two have been married for 18 years and have three children, Hafez, Zein and Karim.

Comments 9
Thumb ice-man 08 August 2018, 16:48

How Sad.....

Thumb s.o.s 08 August 2018, 16:59

karma is a b....

Thumb s.o.s 08 August 2018, 17:33

An itch that needs a scratch ;)

Thumb eagledawn 08 August 2018, 17:04

الله يحميه
A fearless man, a real leader.

We wish Syria's First Lady a short Chemotherapy Treatment and no hair loss or pain whatsoever.

Thumb marcus 08 August 2018, 18:24

and as a fanatic shia you are an advocate of women.

Thumb ashtah 08 August 2018, 19:59


Thumb sevilla 08 August 2018, 20:07

I am sure the prayers of the 13 million syrian refugees and the families of the one million plus dead are with the Assad family at these very difficult times.

Thumb whyaskwhy 08 August 2018, 22:47

look at the bright side of things Batriotic, she had no "mammary glands" to loose in the first place.
One trip to a plastic surgeon in hotel II and she will have a better rack than Dolly....

Thumb justice 09 August 2018, 08:48

You can feel the love