Memphis F Karim Sameh Azab Announces Leukemia Diagnosis



University of Memphis forward Karim Sameh Azab announced Saturday he’s started treatment after being diagnosed with leukemia lymphoma a few weeks ago.

Mark Giannotto of the Commercial Appeal provided statements from Tigers athletic director Tom Bowen and head basketball coach Penny Hardaway in early April when the program announced Azab had begun receiving care for what was described as an “unspecified illness.”

“The resources available to help Karim in this fight are second-to-none and our Tiger family will do everything they can,” Bowen said. “We have a fantastic medical team and athletic training staff, and we are all with Karim as he undergoes his treatment.”

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