Dr. Yasser Abdul Kader, a specialist in cancerous tumors, has revealed that Egyptian actor Ahmad Zaki has entered the second stage of his treatment which is undergoing a session of chemotherapy and is scheduled to remain in hospital for a few days. After the actor completes the session he will leave the hospital to return after 10 days to continue his chemo.
According to the Watan daily, Dr. Yasser has assured that the previous session the actor underwent proved to be successful and that his condition is improving gradually. Doctors supervising Zaki's condition have agreed to his request of returning to the studios to continue filming his upcoming film "Rasa'el Al Bahr" (Letters from Sea). The actor's doctors agreed on the condition that they accompany him during the filming of the scenes and continue his treatment.
Producer of the film, Hussein Al Qala, visited Ahmad at Dar Al Foad hospital in Cairo to wish him fast recovery, and the actor expressed his wished to continue filming the scenes in the nearest time possible. The producer assured that he will finalize all the details of the film to begin shooting the scenes, adding that Ahmad is spending his time in the hospital reading the script of the film and relaxing.
The actor's illness had caused worry among a number of directors and producers who had planned for him to star in their films. Ahmad was scheduled to begin shooting scenes for two other films aside from (Letters from Sea) before he fell ill and was diagnosed with lung cancer.
Last week, Egyptian Minister of Health, Dr. Mohammad Awad Taj Al Din, announced that Zaki, who was undergoing treatment for lung cancer in France, will return to Egypt. Mohammad added that Ahmad’s doctor in France assured him that the actor’s depression and tension have completely disappeared, after he was unable to fall asleep for some time unless he was given medication. It has been decided that Zaki’s medical treatment in Cairo will be done by specialists in cancer tumours.
Ahmad expressed his utmost gratitude towards the entire Egyptian population and specifically for President Hosni Mubarak who has been following Ahmad’s condition by the minute and made sure all the necessary arrangements are taken care of to ensure he receives the best treatment. The actor also revealed that its God’s will that he encounters such an illness, but he is confident that due to his strong belief, he will overcome it. –Albawaba.com
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