My mother's diagnosed with lymphoma, tweets Maryam Nawaz

Disease is in its initial stage, former first lady's treatment will start next week

News Desk August 23, 2017
In this file photo, Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of Nawaz Sharif, leaves her Islamabad residence prior to departing the country December 10, 2000. PHOTO: REUTERS

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's wife Kulsoom Nawaz is suffering from lymphoma, a type of blood cancer.

"My mother has been diagnosed with lymphoma, cancer of lymph nodes, left side of neck in her case. Her treatment begins immediately," her daughter Maryam Nawaz tweeted on Wednesday.

According to the American Cancer Society, lymphoma is a cancer that starts in cells that are part of the body's immune system, and has two types: Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin.

It was earlier reported that Kulsoom, who is running in the race for the NA-120 by-election, had throat cancer. However, sources told Express News that doctors in the UK have diagnosed her with blood cancer in its initial stage and her chemotherapy will start next week.

Railways Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Khawaja Saad Rafique had refuted rumours that Maryam Nawaz, Kulsoom's daughter, will run for NA-120 instead of her mother because of her sickness.

Gen Qamar calls Nawaz, inquires about Kulsoom's health

Kulsoom is running for the seat left vacant after her husband's disqualification by the top court. The former first lady went to London last week for for medical tests.

Earlier in the day, Army chief General Qamar Bajwa called up Sharif to inquire about Kulsoom Nawaz’s health.

The army chief expressed his best wishes and prayers for the health of the former first lady, the Inter-Services Public Relations said in a statement.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan also expressed his best wishes for the former premier’s wife. “I wish her the best as she fights this disease and pray she wins her battle against cancer,” he wrote on Twitter.


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Tarique | 2 years ago | Reply | Recommend Markham nawaz keeps blasting about her mother having cancer but so have many thousands of people and they don't have the luxury of private treatment because these parasites have robbed pakistan for their own entertainment and now they want symphaty.
AQ | 2 years ago | Reply | Recommend Sadly, PMLN and Sharifs will sell her illness for few votes.
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