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Jamila Rizvi Announces Second Round Of Brain Surgery

Future Women's editor-at-large announces her second round of brain surgery in less than 12 months.

By Emily J. Brooks

Leadership

Future Women's editor-at-large announces her second round of brain surgery in less than 12 months.

By Emily J. Brooks

Jamila Rizvi has successfully undergone a second round of brain surgery in less than twelve months.

In a social media post from her hospital bed, the 32-year-old journalist and editor-at-large of Future Women told followers she was “just so damned delighted to still be here”.

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Jamila, who lives in Melbourne with her husband Jeremy and toddler Rafi, has worked in politics as an advisor to the Rudd and Gillard governments before joining the media working for Mia Freedman at Mamamia and later as a high profile columnist at news.com.au.

When she was first diagnosed with a rare brain tumour in December last year she also posted the news on Instagram saying: “It has taken me a while to come to terms with the news (and I think it’ll take me a bit longer to learn to spell.) Fortunately the tumour is benign operable.”

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