Taslima Nasreen diagnosed with breast tumours in New York

Last Updated: Monday, May 12, 2014 - 20:22

Zee Media Bureau

New York: Exiled Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen was diagnosed with breast tumours at a New York hospital.

The author was diagnosed with tumours when she went to the hospital with cough and cold.

Doctors found the tumours ‘quite big’ and advised her biopsy to check on possible malignancy. The biopsy report is expected to come May 12, bdnews24.com reported.

Following the diagnosis, 51-year-old Taslima appeared very worried because her mother had died of cancer while her brother is also undergoing cancer treatment in New York.

She tweeted about her worries and said she had a sumptuous meal of Hyderabadi Biryani at New York’s Paradise restaurant immediately after her biopsy.

Taslima arrived in the city a week ago to avoid the harsh Indian summer.

Taslima, who is a medical doctor, received her MBBS degree from Mymensingh Medical College in 1986. However, she did not give up her passion for writing.

After her novel ‘Lajja’ (shame) hit the stands, she incurred the ire of the fundamentalists and had to leave Bangladesh in 1998. She has lived in India and several western countries since then.

Taslima has received a number of international awards in recognition of her uncompromising demand for freedom of expression.

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First Published: Monday, May 12, 2014 - 20:22

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