First lady of Syria suffering from blood cancer

Last Updated on May 22, 2024 9:05 am

First Lady Asma Al-Assad, wife of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has been diagnosed with leukemia. This information was confirmed by the office of the President on Tuesday.

According to a statement, First Lady Asma Al-Assad was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia after several tests.

As part of infection control, the first lady will follow special medical protocols and refrain from direct contact, the statement said.

Leukemia is a cancer of the bone marrow. In most cases, the main symptom is an abnormal proliferation of white blood cells. These white blood cells circulating in the blood are immature and ineffective.

Leukemia most often starts in the bone marrow (the soft inner part of the bones) and is usually associated with primary white blood cells. But leukemia can also start in other primary blood cells.

Incidentally, earlier in 2019, she recovered from breast cancer. But this time he was diagnosed with leukemia.

Note that Asma Al-Assad was born and raised in the United Kingdom. But his family is originally from central Syria. She is an influential woman personality of the country. Asma is currently under the ban of western countries. He was also controversial during the conflict in Syria.

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