Taslima Nasreen diagnosed with breast tumours

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New York, May 12: Controversial and exiled Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen has been diagnosed with breast tumours at a New York hospital where she went with cough and cold.

Doctors found the tumours are "quite big" and advised her biopsy to check on possible malignancy.

The biopsy report is expected to come on Monday, bdnews24.com reported.

51-year-old Taslima's mother had died of cancer and her brother is also undergoing cancer treatment in New York.

She arrived in New York a week ago to give a lecture on "women in secularism".

But, when she was diagnosed with breast tumours, Taslima expressed her worries on Twitter:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>After 8 hours,at 9 am I'll get my breast tumour biopsy reports. I have no idea what is awaiting me. I should try to sleep now. Love you all.</p>— taslima nasreen (@taslimanasreen) <a href="https://twitter.com/taslimanasreen/statuses/465721071279165440">May 12, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>“<a href="https://twitter.com/patilbrij">@patilbrij</a>: <a href="https://twitter.com/taslimanasreen">@taslimanasreen</a> got the autopsy reports?” Not autopsy. I am not dead yet. I will get biopsy report tomorrow morning.</p>— taslima nasreen (@taslimanasreen) <a href="https://twitter.com/taslimanasreen/statuses/465696783989874688">May 12, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Dear India,if I'm diagnosed w/ cancer tomorrow& if I die,pl take care of my cat Minu.She is the best cat in the world <a href="http://t.co/7jdB14zw34">pic.twitter.com/7jdB14zw34</a></p>— taslima nasreen (@taslimanasreen) <a href="https://twitter.com/taslimanasreen/statuses/465457668334051328">May 11, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Read the schedule.I'll give talk on secularism is necessary for women.If biopsy result bad tomorrow,will cancel talk. <a href="http://t.co/RaqYTdJvqc">http://t.co/RaqYTdJvqc</a></p>— taslima nasreen (@taslimanasreen) <a href="https://twitter.com/taslimanasreen/statuses/465452578466463744">May 11, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Besides an acclaimed author, Taslima is also a doctor and accompalished her MBBS from Mymensingh Medical College in 1986.

After her novel 'Lajja' (Shame) hit the stands, she incurred the ire of the fundamentalists and had to leave Bangladesh in 1998. [Read More]

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